You can say whatever you want about Beyonce but you better not mess with her daughter on live TV. Even though poor Karreuche Tran didn’t write the joke that she said about Blue Ivy she still caught all the backlash but it didn’t end there. Now BET is learning the hard way that tasteless jokes can cause a whole lot of drama they weren’t looking for….even being shut down!
The day after Beyoncé owned the VMAs with a nearly 30-minute performance, BET’s “106 & Park” featured a segment that discussed the top Blue Ivy moments during the show.
Guest host Karreuche Tran made a joke regarding Blue Ivy’s natural hair. Beyoncé fans took to Twitter and blasted her for telling the inappropriate joke.
In her defense, Karreuche said she was reading the teleprompter and the producers changed the script 10 minutes beforehand. It was her first time on live TV and she didn’t know how to improvise.
BET’s president of Music Programming, Stephen Hill, took the heat for Karreuche and said she didn’t write the joke. Hill also apologized to Beyoncé and Jay Z and said the producers who wrote the joke would be reprimanded for their actions.
In another twist, the show will be off for the remainder of the week. Beyoncé’s die-hard fans, Beyhive and Beygency, took the opportunity to claim that Beyoncé’s overwhelming power caused the show to go on hiatus.
Although there is no proof to their claims, here are the hilarious tweets below: