Entertainment

News > Entertainment > BET Apologizes For On-Air Joke About Blue Ivy Carter

BET Apologizes For On-Air Joke About Blue Ivy Carter


(Undated) -- BET is issuing a public apology to Jay Z and Beyonce after some backlash about a joke regarding their daughter Blue Ivy. The joke was read on the air by Karrueche Tran who was co-hosting the "106 & Park" show on the night of the MTV Video Music Awards. Reading off a script of the "top six things Blue Ivy thought about the VMAs," she joked -- from the two-year-old's point of view -- "I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair." Karrueche, best known as the on again-off again girlfriend of singer Chris Brown, apologized during the show and on Twitter after reiterating her respect for the hip-hop super couple.

BET exec Stephen Hill is now coming forward to make amends as well, tweeting that it was "a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child." He adds that the network has apologized to Bey and Jay both publicly and privately and has "taken punitive actions with those responsible."

Entertainment

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Katy Perry is promising big things for her halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl. In addition to...
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Thawing out from the snowstorm on the East Coast, "Frozen" actress and singer Idina Menzel is...
(Undated) -- Tom Petty is describing the similarities between his hit "I Won't Back Down" and Sam Smith's "Stay...
(New York, NY) -- Joan Rivers' friend Deborah Norville is weighing in on Joan's daughter's decision to take legal...
(Undated) -- Justin Bieber says "growing up" is hard. The pop star posted an emotional video to Facebook late...