After an Instagram user posted a picture of a New York Post headline reading, "China makes COVID-19 anal swabs mandatory for foreigners," Tekashi commented on the pic, writing: "Lil Nas X entered the chat."
Lil Nas X, who was born Montero Lamar Hill and who is openly gay, shot back with a TikTok video implying that Tekashi slid into his DMs on Instagram.
"This you?" he captioned the post. The clip started with Tekashi's original remark, and then the 21-year-old followed up with DMs he allegedly received from Tekashi. "Yo," the first message from October read. "Gonna be in ya city soon what you doing lol?" Tekashi allegedly asked Nas X last month.
The 24-year-old responded with his own video, showing that he never messaged Lil Nas X, but that there was a message request from him.
"Before this sh*t even start, we gonna nip this in the [bud]," he said and showed viewers his Instagram account. “Stop playing me.”
While Instagram does allow users to delete messages, it’s not clear whether Tekashi actually did DM Lil Nas X or not.
While Tekashi clarified in 2017 that his signature rainbow hair was not about being "gay" on This Is 50, he said, "I'm not homophobic or nothing."
He added, "Like, I actually appreciate, you know, gay people, and you know what I'm saying? They run the industry basically, you know what I'm saying?"
Last month, Tekashi had a spat with Meek Mill outside an Atlanta nightclub. Meek Mill claimed that Tekashi had been waiting outside for him, which Tekashi denied. While the pair both shouted at each other, they did not have a physical altercation.
The feud began after Mill dropped a song to diss "snitches" after Tekashi reportedly testified against fellow members of a gang to get out of a lengthy prison sentence. He served less than two years behind bars.