Nicki Minaj cancels BET concert appearance after network's tweet

Nicki Minaj (Photo: AP)
Nicki Minaj (Photo: AP)

Los Angeles — Nicki Minaj says she's cancelling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B.

Minaj said Monday on social media that she won't perform at the concert or BET Awards.


It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was "being dragged by her lacefront" following Cardi B's Grammy win for best rap album.

In a statement, BET apologised to Minaj for the "hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused." In the statement, BET also said, "Unfortunately the respect we have for Nicki was violated by this post that should never have been written. "

The network says it will conduct an internal investigation. The tweet has been deleted. 

A rep for Minaj didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The seventh annual concert will be held in June at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles ahead of the BET Awards on 23 June.