Is BET on Team Cardi B? Nicki Minaj announced that she would no longer work with BET after the network trolled the rapper about Cardi’s Grammys win.
“Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. Summer Tour dates dropping soon,” the 36-year-old “Good Form” rapper tweeted on Monday, February 11, after an alleged screenshot of BET’s tweet went viral.
The network, which has since deleted the post, poked fun at the fact that Minaj has never won a Grammy, shortly after her rival Cardi took home the trophy for Best Rap Album on Sunday, February 10. “Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront,” the tweet read alongside an article titled, “Cardi B Is the First Solo Female Rapper to Win Best Rap Album and Fans Are Weeping.”
After promising fans that they could get a refund for the BET Experience show, which is set for June 20 to 22, Minaj shared a series of screenshots of fans coming to her defense.
“I can’t thank you guys enough for all the love & support you continue to show me. To everyone who said something sweet, thank you,” she tweeted. “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.”
I can’t thank you guys enough for all the love & support you continue to show me. 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.
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 11, 2019
Minaj also claimed that the reason she has never won a Grammy is because she has been bullied by Ken Ehrlich, a longtime producer of the show.
“I pissed off the same man Ariana [Grande] just called out for lying. Grammy producer KEN,” the singer-songwriter alleged on Twitter. “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. Also, CONGRATS to everyone who won last night.”
Grande, who has collaborated with Minaj on multiple occasions, made headlines days before the 61st annual Grammy Awards after Ehrlich told the Associated Press that the “Thank U, Next” singer wouldn’t perform at the show because she “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.”
“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken,” Grande tweeted on Thursday, February 7. “It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.”
The Nickelodeon alum, who won her first Grammy ahead on Sunday’s broadcast, documented her at-home viewing party on Sunday, complete with the Zac Posen custom ball gown she was set to wear.