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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.”

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