Via Los Angeles Times: #NickiMinaj
might have publicly buried their beef, but that didn’t stop BET from using Cardi’s historic Grammy win to dredge up drama between the two women.
And it appears the offending tweet has cost the network the biggest headliner it had booked for its annual BET Experience festival this summer — and prompted a swift public apology to Minaj and acknowledgment that the post “should never have been written.
After Cardi became the first solo female rapper to win a #Grammy
for rap album on Sunday, #BET
posted a news item on the victory along with a saucy headline that read, “Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.
While the tweet was swiftly deleted, Minaj’s fans flooded the network’s social media accounts in support of the rapper.
Early Monday the rapper retweeted a fan who screenshot the post, informing fans they should get refunds for her scheduled performance as part of the network’s #BETExperience
Young Money will no longer be a part of the BET Experience or award show,” she wrote.
Minaj promised she would update fans on her summer tour dates soon and later joked that BET was the one being “dragged by their lace front” as she posted screengrabs of her fans inundating the network’s Instagram feed.
BET's 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.
The statement continues ... "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." BET also says, "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..." || Follow @hamptonblunetwork