BET Bows Down And Apologizes To Nicki Minaj!
BET? More like B.E.G.
The network was SO quick to bow down to the queen after being oh so rude to Nicki Minaj on Twitter earlier.
In case you missed it, the company’s social media team called out Nicki in a tweet about Cardi B‘s historic win at the Grammys.
We guess they didn’t expect the clapback to actually affect their bottom line because after Nicki pulled out of their upcoming award show, they IMMEDIATELY raised the white flag!
A publicist for the network released the following statement:
“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.”
Man, that is some apology. That’s the way you say sorry when you insult the Godfather on the day of his daughter’s wedding!
Maybe Nicki doesn’t have that Grammy, but she showed today she has the power. Whoo!
[Image via BET/Dutch Press Photo/WENN.]