Cancels BET Gig After Ugly Tweet
BET apologizes for unauthorized mail
2/11/2019 2:20 PM PST
2:20 PM PT – BET makes it clear that the tweet targeting Nicki was unauthorized. The network says, "BET loves Nicki Minaj. We've supported her from the beginning of her career and will continue to do it. Nicki has paved the way for so many artists and has solidified her place as one of the most powerful characters in the music industry. "
The Declaration Continues … "Unfortunately, the respect we have for Nicki has been violated by this post, which should never have been written. The post does not reflect how we feel about Nicki, and further does not reflect our business values. confusion that this post has caused. We are committed to doing everything we can to resolve the situation. "
BET also says: "We also conduct an internal audit to ensure that these types of posts are not published again. We have apologized to Nicki and her team. The post has been removed and we have taken further appropriate action. We understand Nicki & # 39 ; s position and look forward to continuing our dialogue with her. Finally, we apologize to all his fans. It should never have happened. "BET's social media team thought it was a good idea to make fun Nicki Minaj on Twitter when Cardi B won at Grammys … and now Nicki gets a small refund against the network.
The "QUEEN" rapper announced on Monday that she and her label, Young Money, would not be part of the BET Experience later this summer – which is a concert series she and Cardi were booked for co-headline just before the BET Awards in June. .
Sources associated with Nicki tell us she actually canceled the concert in direct response to BET's crass joke – and she made it clear with her follow-up tweets.
People put BET on the blast and said they owe Nicki an apology, as the comment was a low blow. Nicki seemed to agree and said … "Meanwhile, BET is being pulled off their edge front," a ridiculous emoji adds to the goal.
It is unclear who, if someone on the network green turned on the controversial tweet, but Nicki doesn't care. We've reached BET for comment.
If Nicki and Young Money stick to the boycott … it's a big loss for BET because it would mean Lil wayneIt's also pulling out of the BET Experience concert.
You will remember Nicki and Cardi having a salty past, Get into it at a NYFW party last September – but both women said they were squashing beef. It sounds like Nicki is just mad at the jab, not so much about Cardi's celebration.
Originally released – 12:12 PM PST