News

BET bosses apologize for Blue Ivy joke

BET bosses apologize for Blue Ivy joke

NOT FUNNY: Blue Ivy joined her parents on stage at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, where her mom received the Video Vanguard Award. Photo: Associated Press

One of BET’s top executives has reached out to apologize to Beyoncé and Jay Z after their young daughter became a butt of a terrible joke on Monday.

During BET’s “106 & Park” show, guest Karrueche Tran poked fun at Blue Ivy’s wild hair at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, where Beyoncé and her husband attempted to dismiss split reports by attending the event with their daughter.

Chris Brown’s model girlfriend was asked to read from a script of jokes speculating what Blue Ivy was thinking while she watched her mother perform onstage, and when she said, “‘I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair”, Tran immediately knew she had gone too far, adding, “Sorry, Blue! I love you!”

That apology didn’t appease Beyonce fans who took to social media to attack the model, prompting her to tweet an apology.

The backlash caused Stephen G. Hill, the president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, to apologize on behalf of his company.

In a series of tweets he wrote that the network has “taken punitive actions with those responsible.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

phoenix

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

in Music

Queen, Fleetwood Mac won’t be playing Glastonbury

fleetwoodmac

The two veteran rock acts were strongly rumored to have been booked as the big names for the 2015 festival.

in Music

Rihanna donates $135K to AIDS charity

rihanna

The singer dished out $135,000 at an auction to benefit AIDS research at the star-studded amfAR Inspiration gala.