Nicki Minaj recently pulled out of the BET Experience and Awards, where she was supposed to be performing a set, alongside other featured headliners such as Cardi B, and Lil Wayne. The cancellation came after a disrespectful tweet from the BET Twitter account blew up the Internet the day after the 61st Annual Grammy Award Ceremony. The tweet read:
“Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.”
The post featured a picture of Cardi B accepting the Grammy for Best Rap Album of 2018 for her first official album ‘Invasion of Privacy.’ Nicki gracefully countered:
“Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. Summer Tour dates dropping soon.”
BET has since released a statement, claiming:
“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.”
The incident, though it has been effectively handled by both parties, was definitely disappointing to see. According to Nicki’s tweet, Lil Wayne has also dropped out of the BET Experience and Awards.