9 Reasons Beyoncé Will No Longer Rock With BET

August 27, 2014  |  
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BET done messed up now. Watching their award show every year, it’s a bit clear that the big named stars are starting to show up increasingly less as they cross over and make it with the mainstream. It’s quite sad, actually. And while we might not have understood their absence before, these days Beyoncé has every reason not to show up…like ever again. Here’s why.

Jokes About Blue Ivy’s Hair

Really, we could stop the list right here. But what fun would that be? Though it may be hard for us to see Beyoncé as a real person,– she is just that. And though I don’t know her personally, I’d imagine that her number one priority these days is ensuring that her daughter Blue Ivy is raised as safely and normally as possible. And having a not even three year old child’s hair being discussed on a national cable network is just not cool, no matter how you slice it. Rather vile actually.

They sat her next to Kim Kardashian 

And if that very major reason weren’t enough to deter Beyoncé from leaving BET alone FOR-E-VER in my Smalls from Sandlot voice, then there was this time that the powers that be thought it would be a good idea to put Queen Bey next to—or close to Kim Kardashian at the 2012 BET Awards. There’s been no confirmation that these two don’t get along, but I mean missing homegirl’s wedding was pretty telling right?

That off color Lauryn Hill joke

BET earned another strike that very same year when they, similar to the situation with Karrueche, solicited the boy band Mindless Behavior to deliver a crass joke about Lauryn Hill and her tax issues. When they made the joke the audience moaned in agitation. And Beyoncé had to step in a let folks know, politely, that if it weren’t for Lauryn Hill she wouldn’t be here. In other words cut the crap.

A.J. Tried to Get Cute

Though A.J. was no longer working for BET at this point, it’s far from a secret that the man will forever be associated with “106 & Park” and their glory days. A.J. must have assumed since he and Bey went way back that it would be cool to discuss her personal life, mostly her new marriage to Jay Z. And while A.J. should have picked up on her body language and snide comments, he didn’t. And instead of getting tea, he got one of the most awkward interviews in history.

Rocsi Tried To Get all in her Business

Then there was that interview, right after Beyoncé got married and released the “Single Ladies” track, where Rocsi was trying to get some tea about her marriage. Bey shut her down completely avoiding the question and then admitted just minutes later that she gets irritated when people ask her personal questions. Welp…

The VMAs Does It Better

Let’s be fair, Beyoncé has had some great, iconic performances on the BET awards, but she was able to do some show-stopping things at the VMAs…

VMAs will Always Hold a Special Place in her Heart

Like this moment here when she shut down the internet announcing her pregnancy with the child we would later come to know as Blue Ivy.

Bow Wow

You’d be hard pressed to find a woman in the entertainment industry who doesn’t have a gripe about Bow Wow. Hell, I’m far removed and dude still gets on my nerves. Not only will Bey probably never show up at the BET Awards anymore, you can bet good money that she won’t swing through “106 & Park” ever again. Not only because it was this show’s writer(s)/producers that insulted her daughter; but also because its current host, Bow Wow–excuse me Shad Moss– allegedly once dated her younger sister Solange. Crazy, right? But not only that, when Solange cut her hair (and it looked absolutely gorgeous) Bow Wow had something to say about it…though he never mentioned her by name.

He wrote:

as artist aint we pose 2 stand out from 1 anotha and be creative? so y err female rnb singer falln behind the next wit dis bald shit? F*** wrong wit all deez chix cuttn they hair wantn to be boyz n shit! yall gotta CUT that out! dnt wanna look at u and u lookn like me gnr

In case you need a translation:

“As artists aren’t we supposed to stand out from another and be creative? So why is every female R&B singer following behind the next woman with this bald isht? What is wrong with all of these women cutting their hair wanting to be boys and stuff? You all have to cut that out. I don’t want to look at you and you look like me…”


This creepy performance

While this 2005 “Cater 2 U” performance will go down as one of Destiny’s Child’s most memorable, looking back on it now, it was actually a bit awkward. And no I’m not talking about Beyoncé. It was awkward Terrence Howard put his O face on display on national television. And it was particularly odd to hear him talk about it years later, in 2013, on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen.

In case you missed it, Terrence waxed on about how Bey’s lap dance gave him a strong boner. He talked about how it was a revenge dance because they locked eyes and had a connection at some point but he tried to talk to her friend, so she was showing him what he was missing. I wish I was making this stuff up. Check out the full performance and then Terrence’s subsequent interview in the videos below.

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