Nicki Minaj cancels BET performance because of a tweet

Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 19:49:01-05

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nicki Minaj says she is canceling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B.

Minaj took to social media on Monday to announce she will not be performing at the concert or the BET Awards.

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Nicki Minaj made this post on her Instagram account Monday

This 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 apologized to Minaj for the “hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused.” The network says it will conduct an internal investigation. The tweet has been deleted.

The seventh annual concert will be held June 20-22 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles ahead of the BET Awards on June 23.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)