Someone's getting fired.
BET is the latest victims of the Barbz wrath after throwing shade at Nicki Minaj last night. While Nicki wasn't in attendance of the Grammys, her name was brought up in the network's social media account after Cardi B took home Rap Album Of The Year. Cardi became the first female solo rap act to win the award and BET threw shade at Nicki over the win, writing, "Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.”
Nicki and Cardi were set to headline the BET Experience but the tweet from BET prompted Nicki and Young Money to withdraw from performing. A big L on BET's part, they've issued an apology to Nicki and the Barbz for the tweet and said they hope they'll be able to work with Nicki Minaj in the future.
BET loves Nicki Minaj. We have supported her from the very beginning of her career and will continue to do so moving forward. Nicki has paved the way for so many performers and has solidified her place as one of the most powerful figures in the music industry.
Unfortunately, the respect we have for Nicki was violated by this post that should never have been written. The post does not reflect how we feel about Nicki. And further does not reflect our company values. We deeply apologize for the hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused. We are committed to doing everything we can to address the situation.
We are also conducting an internal audit to assure 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 additional appropriate action. We understand Nicki’s position and look forward to continuing our dialogue with her.
Finally, we apologize to all of her fans. This should have never happened.
Nicki might need more than an apology to get back on board with her and Young Money performing at the BET Experience. We'll keep you updated on her response.