BET apologises for tweet insulting Nicki Minaj

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After last night's Grammy Awards, the network attempted to drag Nicki Minaj with a tweet highlighting Cardi B Grammy-winning night for Best Rap Album. In a follow-up tweet, she announced that neither she nor any of the acts on the famed Young Money label would be appearing at June's BET Experience.

While Nicki was hearing it from fans for her decision, she received some reassurance this afternoon when her boss, Lil Wayne, said he's standing by her. Nicki shared a screenshot on IG of a text Lil Wayne sent her, saying "I'm with u!" after she told him about canceling the BET show. "Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront", read BET's tweet. 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.

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The statement that followed said: '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 network said.

The network added: "We understand Nicki's position and look forward to continuing our dialogue with her". We have apologized to Nicki and her team'.

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She also noted she wasn't a fan of those who "put other people down to uplift somebody else. This should have never happened".

BET did issue a statement, TMZ reports.

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The official BET Twitter account posted this tweet following Cardi B's historic win at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but has since deleted it amid backlash.