Janelle Monae held up their middle finger and yelled "F**k You, Supreme Court" at the BET Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The singer was the first presenter of the night and used the platform to criticize the controversial decision of the SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade, a ruling from 1973 that had protected women's rights to abortion in the U.S.

Monae's gesture wasn't censored from the live telecast of the ceremony which was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, as per The Hollywood Reporter. However, the expletive got the chop.

Viewers who tuned in to the award show, termed as "culture's biggest night," were quick to praise the 36-year-old.

"@JanelleMonae YES, COME ON JANELLE! I LOVE YOU! Let's get this trending fr! #F**kYouSupremeCourt" read a tweet. "TNKS for yelling at the white supremacist court today," wrote another Twitter user.

The compliments are still rolling in for Monae, but a section of Twitter users have also lashed out at them for their brazen speech. "Lol we’re you protesting when they were forcing the vaxx in order to work & function in society?! Where was BET & the my body my choice crowd then," read a tweet. "She was mute when they was forcing vaxxes tho FOH," wrote another user.

Monae announced their non-binary identification earlier this year. Speaking with Jada Pinkett Smith at the 'Red Table Talk', Monae said, “I just don’t see myself as a woman solely. I feel all of my energy. I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she,’ according to Rolling Stone. This announcement came years after they came out as pansexual in 2018.

Monae also connected with the queer community in their speech at the award function. "I’d like to give a special, special shoutout to Black women, to Black queer artists, to Black nonbinary artists,” Monáe said.

They continued, “These artists making art on our own terms, owning our truths and expressing ourselves freely and unapologetically in a world that tries to control and police our bodies, my body, and our decisions, my decision.” Monae concluded, "F**k you, Supreme Court. I know we are celebrating us right now, as we should — we absolutely deserve to celebrate especially now. We must celebrate our art by protecting our right and our truths.”

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Janelle Monae spoke about Time’s Up onstage at the Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS
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