Cancels BET Awards Weekend Gig
After Tweet Trashing Her, Applauding Cardi
2/11/2019 12:12 PM PST
The “QUEEN” rapper announced Monday that she and her label, Young Money, would not be part of the BET Experience later this summer — which is a concert series she and Cardi were booked to co-headline just days before the BET Awards in June.
Sources connected to Nicki tell us she did, in fact, cancel the gig in direct response to BET’s crass joke — and she made that quite clear with her follow-up tweets.
People were putting BET on blast, saying they owed Nicki an apology since the comment was a low blow. Nicki seemed to agree, saying … “Meanwhile, BET is being dragged by their lacefront,” adding a laughing emoji for good measure.
It’s unclear who, if anyone, at the network green lit the controversial tweet, but Nicki clearly doesn’t care. We’ve reached out to BET for comment.
If Nicki and Young Money stick to the boycott … it’s a big loss for BET, because it would mean Lil Wayne‘s also pulling out of the BET Experience concert.
You’ll recall, Nicki and Cardi have had a salty past, getting into it at a NYFW party last September — but both women said they were squashing the beef. It sounds like Nicki’s just pissed about the jab at her, not so much about the celebration of Cardi.