BET has issued a statement apologizing to Nicki Minaj and her fans, after it published an article on Sunday after the Grammys, where it highlighted how Cardi B became the first solo woman rapper to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys, thereby shading Nicki Minaj in the process.
Although BET later took down the post after the backlash, and Nicki Minaj taking offense to the post, after BET in a later post which was a follow up to their Cardi B’s Grammy award praise, said:
“Meanwhile, Nikci Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront,”
Nicki Minaj who could not understand how her name was dragged into the whole conversation, had to cancel her appearance with BET, where she said:
“Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show,” she revealed. Cardi B, meanwhile, was the other headliner for the event.
Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. ♥️??♥️ Summer Tour dates dropping soon ?
The BET apology statement reads:
“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 a 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”