Recently, female rapper Cardi B won her very first Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album.” It was the first time a solo woman won the “Best Rap Album” award in Grammy’s history. All across the web, people were congratulating the Bronx-native for her accomplishment—including entertainment network BET. However, the way in which they congratulated Cardi threw a bunch of shade at fellow female rapper, Nicki Minaj.
BET tweeted an article reporting Cardi’s win with a header saying:
“Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.”
Nicki Minaj didn’t revive a whole genre, write her own raps for over a decade, & bring y’all ghetto ass award shows viewers for y’all to disrespect and bully her like this. Fuck y’all @BET pic.twitter.com/asNWC8ZhoW— Queen (@itsebonylashae_) February 11, 2019
Ironically, Nicki Minaj and label Young Money—which includes Lil’ Wayne—were booked to headline a joint concert weekend with Cardi B and friends, called The BET Experience. Minaj had already decided to announce on Twitter the reason behind her Grammy’s snub was because she—like friend Ariana Grande—was “bullied” by the show’s producer—Ken.
I pissed off the same man Ariana just called out for lying. Grammy producer KEN. I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 years out of fear. But I’ll tell my fans the REAL on the next episode of #QueenRadio they deserve the truth.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
Also, CONGRATS to everyone who won last night. ?? https://t.co/YjmoIOPt6o
She reported to fans and followers online saying:
Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. ♥️??♥️ Summer Tour dates dropping soon ?— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
Following this, she began to repost fan tweets and reactions to how badly BET f*cked up and how wrong they were for shading Minaj online like that—especially when she was making them money by headlining an entire show.
Meanwhile, BET is being dragged by their lace front. ? pic.twitter.com/7rFn58hwXx— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
Who said “we were sick of watching Baby Boy anyway” I- ???? @BET— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
BET then came back and issued an apology to Nicki, her fans, and all of their readers, claiming that the post should never have been written in the first place.
And, while the company tried to take the high road and apologize, there has been no word whether or not Nicki will reinstate her appearance at The BET Experience. Knowing Minaj, she has no time for bad blood and people who don’t appreciate her work and talent. Like her girl Ari says—Thank U, Next.