BET published an article highlighting how Cardi B became the first female solo rapper to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys but also decided to drag Nicki Minaj while they were at it: "Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront," BET said in since-deleted posts across social media.
In response, Minaj declared war. She and Lil Wayne pulled out of the BET Experience concert - the lead-up concert to the BET Awards, and then taunted BET with a series of Tweets. Since this, Bet has apologised with 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.
Peep all the Tweets from Queen Nicki below.