Apparently, rap superstar Nicki Minaj is still beefing with B.E.T. Minaj was nominated for the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist this year, but she was nowhere to be found at Sunday’s show. She left them hanging by pulling out of two scheduled BET events in February after the network came at her neck all wrong on social media.
BET named Minaj as they were giving props to her biggest rival, Cardi B — with whom Minaj got into a major scuffle with during New York Fashion Week last fall — for becoming the first solo woman to ever win Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards in a post that read: “Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.” YIKES!
In response, Minaj let everybody at have at B.E.T “Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show,” she Tweeted out. “Summer Tour dates dropping soon.”
The network later apologized saying, “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.”
The “Megatron” rapper again called out the network in response to a tweet from the account @musicnewsfacts which suggested that Sunday’s BET Award Show posted the lowest ratings in the history of the show, with a reported 2 million views.
“When u go out of ur way to b spiteful & hurt artists who have always supported ur show… when you fire great ppl who have put their heart & soul into the show… when you’d rather be a messy reality show than a prestigious award show… when ur still being dragged by that lace,” Minaj wrote on Twitter.
Responding back on Thursday, BET released its 2019 ratings via Nielsen, revealing the BET Awards once again claimed the No. 1 spot for the fifth consecutive year, drawing in 12.7 million total viewers.