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Reportedly, executives at BET have suspended a producer related to a joke about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter. Little Blue Ivy was featured on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 24.
Jay Z and Blue joined Beyoncé on stage while she was receiving the Vanguard Award. Guest host Karrueche Tran then said in a segment about Blue’s fictional thoughts, I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.
However, Tran did not write the joke and took to Twitter.com page to explain, “Now y’all know I LOVE me some Beyonce and Blue Ivy!”
Stephen Hill, BET’s president of music programming and specials, apologized for the incident, writing: Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child.
(2/4)We apologize publically to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible.
— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 26, 2014