BET shades Billboard Awards, Prince tribute and MTV apologizes to Ciara
Hey people! I know its very rare that I greet you all personally but I wanted to say this post is being labeled the "Shade Edition". A lot of shade was thrown last night and over the last few days. So I'll start with Lee Daniels, creator of "Empire" who shad some words for his dear friend Mariah Carey. He said "Mariah shouldn't do reality TV!". Mariah responded by saying her new show, "isn't a reality show". Take that Lee Daniels! Ha! On a totally different note, Madonna is facing a backlash after her Prince tribute fell on deaf ears. Madonna was joined by Stevie Wonder for a somber duet of Prince's "Purple Rain". While I feel the tribute left a lot to be desired, at least Billboard did pay tribute to Prince, had they not, people would of been upset about that. Immediately after the performance, BET shaded Madonna by posting a 15 second clip with the caption, "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We got you". Flash to the premiere date of the BET Awards show which will air on June 26. Do you think BET will top The Billboard Awards? Uh they better! Everyone is hoping to see Chaka Khan, Sheila E. and Lenny Kravitz among those who pay tribute. I'd say they should get Fantasia to do "Purple Rain". I hear she does a pretty good rendition. Speaking of the awards, MTV threw shade at host, Ciara over her past beef with Rihanna. A few years ago Rihanna and Ciara got into a Twitter spat over what I don't remember but exchanged some unpleasant words. Anyway someone tweeting for MTV belittled Ciara to which she responded "#spreadlove" citing her admiration for Rihanna and her performance. MTV later tweeted Ciara and apologized for their tweeter who tweeted in bad taste.