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Ariana DeBose Deactives Her Twitter After Critics Bash Her Opening Rap At The BAFTAs

The Oscar-winning actor received a torrent of hate after rapping about the female nominees at the traditionally reserved BAFTAs.

Ariana DeBose performing at the BAFTAs
Kate Green/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA

West Side Story's Ariana DeBose endured heavy criticism online over her rap at Sunday night's BAFTA's.

The Oscar-winning actor received loads of online hate after she dropped a female-nominee-loaded rap during the opening number at the event.

DeBose name-dropped as the cameras caught the reactions of the mentioned nominees.

"Hong Chau; Dolly D; Kerry; and Carey with a C; Dame Emma, I'm so fond; Ana girl, you were great in Blonde."
"Danielle D, you broke my heart. Michelle, I've loved you from the start.

She continued with the phrase:

"Angela Bassett did the thing. Viola Davis, my 'Woman King.'"
... which many found quite catchy, actually.

She finished:

"Blanchett Cate you're a genius. And Jamie Lee, you are all us us."

You can watch it all unfold below.

But you can stop @ mentioning DeBose on Twitter about it because it seems she deactivated her account after the torrent of backlash.

A few on Twitter don't blame her for her decision to deactivate her account, stating she probably needs some peace and quiet after quite the influx of attention.

And some noted the performance may have not been for everyone, but it definitely wasn't bad enough to exit the platform.

Several even claimed they enjoyed the "bop" and want even more.

And, of course, we can't deny the joy a good Jamie Lee Curtis moment brings us.

Per Variety, BAFTA's award producer Nick Bullen defended the number that was meant to honor "a great year for women in film" by a "woman of color who is at the top of her game."

"We wanted to open the show with some energy, some fun and also lay out straight away that this was hopefully going to feel like a different night, but with a familiarity as well, and what Ariana did was exactly that."
"I think a lot of people don't like change, and there's a view that BAFTAs have to be this slightly stiff, traditional British, middle-England messaging."
"But American awards shows have much more razzmatazz, much more showbiz, and perhaps a broader range of people being involved."
"We felt we're not about revolution, we're about evolution."