Nicki Minaj announced she and Lil Wayne will no longer be featured artists at the BET Experience and will not attend the network's award show after the station unfavorably compared the rapper to Cardi B in a tweet Monday.
According to TMZ, BET's now-deleted tweet featured a link to an article on its site about Cardi B's wins at the 2019 Grammys along with the text: "Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront."
Minaj responded with a tweet of her own that read, "Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show."
Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. ♥️🙏🏽♥️ Summer Tour dates dropping soon 🦄— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
The Queen artist also tweeted screenshotted receipts supporting her decision:
Meanwhile, BET is being dragged by their lace front. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/7rFn58hwXx— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
According to Complex, Nicki is now encouraging her fans to get a refund for their tickets to her BET show.
BET has officially released a statement apologizing to Minaj, according to Pitchfork. In it, the network said it "deeply apologizes for the hurt, disappointment and confusion" caused by the social media post.
"BET loves Nicki Minaj," the statement reads. "We have supported her from the very beginning of her career and will continue to do so moving forward. ... 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."
The network added it took unspecified "additional appropriate action" once the tweet was brought to the attention of executives and said, "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."
Minaj has yet to respond to the network's apology.
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