Blue Ivy: BET Ridicules Jay Z And Beyonce's Baby, Karrueche Tran Takes Heat From Twitter

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TV network BET got itself and guest host, model Karrueche Tran, into hot water recently when it made a joke on air about the hair of Blue Ivy, the daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z. Fans of the musical power couple lashed out on social media after Tran read a joke on the BET show 106 & Park at Blue Ivy’s expense.

Tran was a guest on the show on Monday, a day after the MTV Video Music Awards, where Blue Ivy joined her mother and father onstage after Beyonce finished her musical performance. During a segment on 106 & Park titled “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought at the VMAs,” Tran read off a list given to her by the show’s producers and reportedly realized she had gone too far when she recited No. 6 on the list: “I really did wake up like this — because my parents never comb my hair.”

Despite the model blurting out, “Sorry, Blue. I love you,” off-script, fans of Beyonce dubbed The Beyhive attacked Tran on social media. She tried apologizing the next day, posting on Twitter, “Now y'all know I LOVE me some Beyoncé and Blue Ivy! I didn't write this script y'all lol,” on August 25.

The social media onslaught on Tran prompted BET Networks’ president of music programming, Stephen G. Hill, to issue an apology on behalf of his company to the public and to Tran. He wrote a series of tweets on August 26 saying, “Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child. We apologize publically to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible. It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future. Oh, and please don’t hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position.”

106 & Park has gone on hiatus, but supposedly not because of the incident. Instead, one of the show’s producers who was responsible for the joke was reportedly suspended.

Val Powell
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