BET apologises after Twitter diss forces Nicki Minaj to pull out of BET Awards shows
By NME Magazine
BET mentioned Minaj when reporting Cardi's Grammy win
In a caption accompanying a piece on the ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper winning Best Rap Album for ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, BET wrote: “Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.” The tweet has since been deleted.
Minaj retweeted a fan who posted a screenshot of the offending comment and, in a separate tweet, announced her label Young Money would “no longer be a part of the BET Experience or award show.” She also promised a new series of summer tour dates would be “dropping soon.”
The rapper’s labelmate Lil Wayne was also due to perform at a BET Experience concert, which take place between June 20-22. The BET Awards are on June 23.
Minaj and Cardi were involved in a series of fights last year, with the most infamous coming at a New York Fashion Week event in September. Cardi was photographed leaving the party early with a lump on her head after the pair’s beef got physical.
Both stars later told their followers they would not be fighting on social media anymore, with Cardi saying: “If you really wanna talk about it, you know where to link me.” Minaj responded: “I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore.”
Cardi’s Best Rap Album win at last night’s (February 10) Grammys made her the first solo woman to win in that category. She also performed at the ceremony, playing a version of her latest single, ‘Money’.