BET has formally issued an apology to Nicki Minja. This comes after Nicki dropped out of the BET Experience after the company tweeted an offensive post.
The Queen MC was upset BET posted a congratulatory tweet to Cardi B for her Grammy win for Best Rap Album that threw shade at Nicki.
In a statement, BET claimed the tweet was unauthorized and highlighted its long-running relationship with the Queens-bred rap star.
“BET loves Nicki Minaj,” the statement reads. “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.”
Nicki did not acknowledge the apology but took the time to thank her fans for their support.
“I can’t thank you guys enough for all the love & support you continue to show me,” she tweeted on Monday (February 11). “To everyone who said something sweet, thank you. Whether I read it or not, I felt it. From the bottom of my heart. I love you so much. So so so soooo much. Stay tuned.”
It is unclear if this apology will be enough to get Nicki to return for the show.