Nicki Minaj hits back at 2019 BET Awards ratings

ATLANTIS —

Go against Nicki, it could cost you dearly.

After the Twitter account Music News Facts claimed that the ratings for the 2019 BET Awards were lower than the previous year, “MEGATRON” rapper Nicki Minaj responded to the possible reasons.

“When you go out of your way to be mean, hurt artists who have always supported your show…when you fire great people who put their hearts and souls into the show…when you’d rather be a reality messy spectacle than a prestigious award show… when you’re still driven by that lace,” the hip-hop entertainer said in a quote tweet.

The “Chun-Li” rapper followed up her tweet with a laughing emoticon.

The screenshot of the Wikipedia page used by the original tweet has since changed.

TV News By The Numbers reports that the awards show drew 2.43 million viewers, down from 2.87 million viewers the previous year.

The awards show honored the biggest names in the music industry, like Beyoncé, and featured performances from Lizzo and Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos.

In February, BET posted a tweet saying Minaj was “carried by her shoelace” after hip-hop artist Cardi B was announced as the first female solo rapper to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys.

The tweet sparked a sea of ​​tweets from fans complaining about the professionalism of the network comparing the two biggest female artists dominating hip-hop.

It was later announced that Young Money Entertainment, which includes Minaj and its founder Lil Wayne in its roster, will no longer be attending the BET Experience or its awards show.

BET released a statement to Billboard later apologizing to Minaj and announcing an internal audit on the post.

Until 2017, Minaj maintained a seven-year winning streak of BET’s Top Female Hip-Hop Artist award.

Minaj’s base stan, the “Barbz”, also weighed in on the tweet.

Others disagreed with what Minaj had to say.

Minaj released her single “MEGATRON” along with its music video in June.

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