Talk about a Grammys hangover.
First Nicki Minaj scrapped a summer performance for BET Monday, after the network aimed a rude tweet at her. Then Cardi B deleted her Instagram account, thanks to haters raining on her major Grammy win.
It all started Sunday night, after Cardi B won best rap album for “Invasion of Privacy,” becoming the first female rapper as a solo artist to win the category. Someone at BET (clearly a Cardi fan) took to the network’s official Twitter account to throw shade Nicki’s way.
“Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront,” the since-deleted tweet from the network read, linking to an article on BET.com about Cardi’s award.
Minaj’s latest album, “Queen,” was snubbed at the Grammys this year, and the two female rappers have famously feuded.
Minaj subsequently announced Monday she was canceling her appearance at this summer’s BET Experience Concert and won’t perform at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23.
In a statement, BET apologized to Minaj for the “hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused.” The network says it will conduct an internal investigation.
But it was too late. “This is what BET posted about me. I’m not performing for that summer show anymore,” Minaj texted Lil Wayne (who is also her Young Money label head), sharing a screen grab of their text conversation.
“I’m with u!!” he replied.
SOURCE: Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY