Nicki Minaj has dropped out of the scheduled BET Experience Tour after the broadcaster released a tweet mocking her feud with Cardi B.
Posting a picture of Cardi B at the Grammys, BET wrote:
As you can imagine, Nicki didn’t take the jibe well as she hit back with her own tweet, stating that she and the rest of the Young Money crew have dropped out of the tour…
Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. ♥️🙏🏽♥️ Summer Tour dates dropping soon 🦄
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
BET quickly realized their mistake and released a statement to try and snmooth things over:
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.
Did Nicki overreact?
Meanwhile, we can’t help but fear that some social media employee is looking for a new job…