On Monday morning, the multi-platinum rapper announced that neither she nor Lil Wayne will be performing at the BET Experience, a concert preceding the 2019 BET Awards in June.
“Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show,“ she tweetedout. “Summer Tour dates dropping soon.”
So, why did she abruptly pull out of the event? Well, on Sunday night, Cardi B (who has had plenty of bad blood with Minaj) won for Best Rap Album at the Grammys, becoming the first solo female rapper to do so.
Not long after, BET posted an article on the win. When the channel’s social media team shared the story, they randomly decided to bring Minaj into the conversation, according to Complex. “Meanwhile, [Nicki] Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront,” they wrote in the since-deleted posts. However, before the posts were removed, the “Chun-Li” rapper took notice, presumably leading to her decision to part ways with BET on their upcoming festivities.
Hours later, BET released a statement apologizing for their Grammys coverage, stating: “BET loves Nicki Minaj. 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… We deeply apologize for the hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused.”
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