After Nicki Minaj called out BET for their disparaging article/tweet in reference to she and Cardi B, BET has issued a public apology.
Just after Cardi had won her Grammy for Best Rap album, BET published an article highlighting Cardi’s rise, while also downplaying Nicki Minaj in the process. A post in which they later took down.
You can read the full statement below.
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.Via. BET