BET Apologizes to Nicki Minaj for Offensive Tweet: ‘This Should Have Never Happened’


On Monday (Feb. 11), BET issued an announcement apologizing to Nicki Minaj for a tweet that shaded her whereas concurrently celebrating Cardi B's Grammy win for finest rap album.

“Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront,” the since-deleted tweet from the community learn, redirecting to an article on about Cardi's award.

However, the harm was already carried out, as followers took screenshots of the tweet and known as out the community for its remark, calling the tweet "insensitive" and "disrespectful."

Minaj introduced Monday Twitter that she and the remainder of Young Money would pull out of this 12 months’s BET Awards and BET Experience, the place she was set to carry out as a headliner. “Young Money will not be aside of the BET Experience or award present,” she tweeted. "Summer Tour dates dropping quickly."

Amid the backlash, BET issued an announcement to Billboard apologizing to the rapper:

“BET loves Nicki Minaj. We have supported her from the very starting of her profession and can proceed to take action shifting ahead. Nicki has paved the way in which for thus many performers and has solidified her place as probably the most highly effective figures within the music trade. Unfortunately, the respect now we have for Nicki was violated by this submit that ought to by no means have been written. The submit doesn't mirror how we really feel about Nicki. And additional doesn't mirror our firm values. We deeply apologize for the damage, disappointment and confusion that this submit has brought on. We are dedicated to doing all the things we will to deal with the scenario. We are additionally conducting an inner audit to guarantee most of these posts aren't printed once more. We have apologized to Nicki and her workforce. The submit has been eliminated and now we have taken further applicable motion. We perceive Nicki’s place and stay up for persevering with our dialogue together with her. Finally, we apologize to all of her followers. This ought to have by no means occurred.”

The BET Experience is set to happen in Los Angeles June 20-22, adopted by the BET Awards ceremony on June 23.