BET and Karrueche Tran Apologize for Blue Ivy Joke

Karrueche Tran

Don’t mess with the BeyHive. BET and Karrueche Tran learned the hard way after a tasteless joke about Blue Ivy aired on “106 & Park,” prompting an apology from both parties.

On Monday, “106 & Park” broadcast a segment on the “top six things Blue Ivy thought about the VMAs.” Chris Brown’s girlfriend Karrueche was co-hosting the show and read the poorly-received joke on-air.

“I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair,” said Karrueche before realizing what she had said. “Sorry, Blue! I love you,” she quickly added.

But it was too late. The BeyHive ripped into her on social media, hurling insults and even death threats her way. Karrueche defended herself, writing, “Now y’all know I LOVE me some Beyoncé and Blue Ivy! I didn’t write this script y’all lol … I am definitely team #BeyHive ❤️.”

A source close to Karrueche tells TMZ that she read the joke cold off a teleprompter. It was in a script that had been changed by producers at the last minute without her knowledge. Since it was a live show, she couldn’t take it back.

After the comment aired, Karrueche and her manager were extremely upset because they thought the joke was mean-spirited and in poor taste.

On Tuesday, she took to Instagram to issue an apology for her part in the joke.

Past two days have been extremely draining.. As I geared up for a big day for myself – hosting a live show.. I never expected things to turn out this way.. I apologize to any and everyone who felt offended in any way by the comments made by BET executed through me.. I would never disrespect anyone’s child in any way and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Beyoncé. My comments have been in complete shambles.. yes I am human too and yes I do make mistakes.. But all this negativity and death wishes are quite a lot.. Definitely a lesson learned from here forth.. Again, on behalf of MYSELF, my sincerest apologies ❤️ #BeyHive

BET executive Stephen G. Hill also expressed his remorse for the “stupid, unthoughtful” joke and defended Karrueche. He said that an apology had been issued to Beyoncé and Jay Z and that “punitive damages” had been taken against those responsible.

But not all Beyoncé fans were satisfied with the apology. BeyonceLite summed it all up in one GIF, inspired by Queen Bey herself.



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60 Comments

  1. Winston Churchill

    Beyonce fans can’t handle the banter. What a surprise.

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    KEN. Reply:

    @Winston Churchill,

    Oh shut up. There’s certain things you don’t joke about on NATIONAL TELEVISION

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, They made fun of a 2 year old little black girl.

    TWO YEARS OLD. Who the fuck does that?

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    Mya Reply:

    @Winston Churchill,

    It’s not about the fans or Beyonce for that matter. TALKING about a child’s hair a child period is crossing the line. It’s so funny to me if a a White Man/ station like Fox News made those same remarks calling child’s hair nappy. The NAACP, Rev Jessie Jackson, AL and the rest of black America would be raising hell trying to get that person FIRED over that same comment. I.e. like the Radio DJ for calling those WNBA player’s hair nappy. This is no different.

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    Mya Reply:

    @Winston Churchill,

    It’s not about the fans or Beyonce for that matter. TALKING about a child’s hair a child period is crossing the line. It’s so funny to me if a a White Man/ station like Fox News made those same remarks calling a BLACK child’s hair nappy. The NAACP, Rev Jessie Jackson, AL and the rest of black America would be raising hell trying to get that person FIRED over that same comment. I.e. like the Radio DJ for calling those WNBA player’s hair nappy. This is no different.

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    what? Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, Its sad that people in our community hate black show much, that the try to hide from it. Blue is a beautiful Black Girl, who parents are showing her how beautiful her Nappy hair is. Black America is the fucking issues. People like the people making the comments,are the reason why our black girls are walking around with someone elses dead hair, looking like a fool. DO BETTER BLACK WOMEN,STOP HATING YOURSELF!

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    Issa Reply:

    @what?, This is a stupid comment and you know it. Black women who aren’t natural don’t hate themselves and black women who are natural aren’t superior to those who aren’t. Sounds like you’re the one with the self-esteem issues.

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    Cinn Reply:

    @Issa, While the comment might’ve been a little over the top, it is not stupid. It comes from some genuine place. There needs to be *respectful a place at the table for women who wear their hair naturally and women who prefer to do otherwise. Especially when we are sitting at a table of our people.

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    MINAJ. Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, The joke was, as said above, tasteless and unfunny. If we really wanted to talk about the Sell-herself-on-the-streets-for-$10-an-hour hoe, “STANKYCOOCHIE”, then we could talk way much more trash. You don’t make fun of a TWO YEAR OLD who has no control over what her parents do or don’t do with her hair. And the jokes from other people aren’t funny either.

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  2. Cali kid

    If I was her I would have definitely remixed what the prompt said. Sorry

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Cali kid, amen…its called “improvising”..shouldn’t all LIVE tv hosts know that???
    /-)

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    JD Reply:

    @King Fierce, It’s so true. Karrueche really is just a mess; it really didn’t look like she was surprised by the telelprompter, the way it rolled off her tongue like that. I know for a fact that entire joke would have come up before she even read it out.

    Why do black people always have to try & bring each other down like this. It’s shameful.

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  3. shanluv4ever

    That joke wasn’t even funny to me.

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    savt1st Reply:

    @shanluv4ever, right, and shouldnt all african american girls and woman with naturally kinky hair be offended? How dare this Asian/Phillipino Coochie Coo get on BET on say this?

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    Jay Reply:

    @savt1st, Hey keep the Filipinos out of this. She is Vietnamese x African and her race doesn’t have anything to do with how stupid this was.

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  4. Gezzy

    This only shows the power the #BEYHIVE Really has.

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  5. Major Sushi

    I’m sorry, but you just don’t make fun of a black 2 year old baby. That’s just cold & really low.

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    Liam Reply:

    @Major Sushi, As a black person …. really? If that’s the stance you’re going to take, children REGARDLESS OF RACE should not be made fun of.

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @Liam, Young black girls are already made fun of for their hair being nappy, when it’s not. It’s all natural, and nothing can be done about it.

    When was the last time you heard a white baby being made fun of having “nappy” hair.

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    The Real Reply:

    @Major Sushi, Perhaps, white people don’t do that in public. I recall how Black twitter when off on Gabby Douglas. We, Black people need to care less about hair and More about education and positive achievements in life.

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  6. Meme

    In all honesty they can have that child’s hair better kept. Don’t care what no one says. If Beyoncé was a Lauren hill or a natural sister I could see her being this extreme. But Beyoncé hair faker than fake

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    Kelcy Reply:

    @Meme, lISTEN, IT’S NOT BEYONCE, IT’S JAYZ, HE WANTS HIS DAUGHTER’S HAIR TO BE NATURAL. BEYONCE IS JUST PLEASING HER MAN, AFTER ALL THE GIRL LOOKS THE SPITTING IMAGE OF HER DADDY. IF DADDY WANTS HIS DAUGHTER TO BE NATURAL, THEN THAT’S WHAT IT’S GOING TO BE.

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    Trace Reply:

    @Meme, girl bye!!!!!! Nothing is wrong with her hair. LEts see yours. Always hiding behind that picture.

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    meme Reply:

    @Trace, im not a celebrity, nor am I in the public eye….and even if I was my “real” hair is on my ass and longer than beyonce’s weave. But nothing is wrong with natural hair but i’ve seen kids with natural hair that is better kept than blue. obviously there is something wrong with her hair if over 100k ppl feel that way.

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    Fuck you tahm bout Reply:

    @meme, is the biggest hater of all time, i see you up on everything all the time, and i don’t think i’ve ever seen one positive comment.

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    Trace Reply:

    @Fuck you tahm bout, I know right! She is wearing an afro… What is so un kept about an afro.

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    whet Reply:

    @meme, wait so because over 100k people think the same thing it’s justiied?

    there are over 100k people in America who think black people are the scum of the earth…….

    there are over 100k people in America who hate your fave

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  7. Jerry

    That’s just like if someone (or multiple people) were to criticize and make fun of her and Chris Brown’s baby. It’s never a bright idea to judge another person, especially a child… and especially on live national television. I really hope that BET and Karrueche learned their lesson.

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  8. Yasmine

    This is so stupid and I’m a huge Beyonce fan. These stans are out of control. Beyonce doesn’t know you’re alive nor does she have you on her payroll so why are you sending death threats and nasty messages to Karrueche for only doing what the executives told her to? Same thing with August Alsina and Keshia Chante, the damn fools come out when things go “awry.” Blue Ivy’s hair is nappy, that’s why some of y’all are so upset … you don’t talk this way about Nahla Aubry or North West and Kim has that child’s hair gelled to her head. But at the same time, REALIZE people talk about the condition of “REGULAR” kids’ hair. Why do you think Blue Ivy would be exempt from notice or gossip, especially given who her parents are and what they can afford?

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    JUMPMAN Reply:

    @Yasmine, YOUR NAME IS YASIME DOE!!! HAVE AH SEAT HOODRAT!

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  9. bapqtpie2004

    well, goodluck getting Beyonce to attend another BET award show.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @bapqtpie2004, LMAO!!!!! I’m done..that is so true!
    /-)

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  10. fanofall

    It is not that deep. Lol everyone talks about blue ivy hair. Bitch please

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  11. russell

    Fuck Beyonce and her feelings toward her daughter it was a joke and a pretty good one

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  12. Andy

    Beyoncé fans need to chill like seriously… I have seen them insulting many children of other artists but when it comes to Bey there is a problem? Obviously not all of them so you can take your claws off my neck please.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Andy, We will chill out when you haters hate with “facts” and not biased, uneducated, and false opinions. Thank you
    /-)

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    Deejay Reply:

    @King Fierce, Does Beyoncé pay you anything but dust and lint to defend her??? 0_o Get a life loser.

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  13. EveRyder

    This is ashame….the fans/stans should knw their place and sit down somewhere. Its not that serious to send death threats to other ppl,and BET is so tacky and unorganized. Somebodys child should be off limits if u don’t like that artist. O_O at y’all nicki stans. Y’all have some nerve when a lot of u hurled nasty comments at lil kim about her baby. Y’all should’ve kept yalls opinions when y’all does the same thing.

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  14. It Aint That Serious Damn

    Yea I bet they still apologizing privately. BET don’t let King Bey shut your channel down. Keep kissing Bey and Jay’s ass they may forgive and decide to grace you with their presence at the next award show. Who am I kidding, Bey not showing up unless she decide to perform or know she getting some awards. I hope breezy cuddling up with his boo b/c she need some serious TLC after what the beyhive did to her.

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  15. Prince Naseem

    So When The Jokes Are On “North West” It’s Perfectly Fine but Let Someone Say A Joke About Blue Ivy The #BeyHive Start Set Trippin’. Why Is It Funny When It’s Someone’s Else’s Child But A Sin When It’s Blue ?

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  16. Bitch what

    Everybody shut the fuck n mind ur own business let the celebrities take care of themselves

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  17. God

    I really hate Beyonce stans. I wouldn’t have apologised if I was this girl. Fuck that ugly kid & her nappy hair yall make fun of Kanyes kid but Blue should be spared? Foh & fuck BET too for kissing Beyonces ass

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  18. EdgarC

    Why are they attacking her? She only read what she was told to read. The so called beyhive attack everybody but nobody can take a joke?

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  19. Brittany

    I wish y’all could leave Karrueche alone! She did nothing wrong! All she did was read what was on the teleprompter. And she apologized quickly after. The girl meant no harm and it’s BET fault for sitting her up like that. BET is so shady they always use people to do their dirty work. Mindless Behavior, Keisha Chante, and now Karrueche. That’s probably why Keisha quit on they asses. BET is just a disgrace which is why Beyonce pays them in dust. But anyways don’t blame Karrueche for their non sense!

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  20. greeneggz&H.A.M

    yall are overreacting. it was a JOKE…didn’t care for the joke? alright, that’s cool, but move on. don’t make this into something bigger than it is…oh too late -__-

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  21. #RihannaNAVi

    I DID feel bad for her. As if the Navy wasn’t enough, now she has the Beyhive on her ass. Smh she got herself in this mess

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  22. wow this sucks

    well that is one ugly baby

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  23. Natalia

    Tran, that was so rude !!!! ahhh hate people like this !

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  24. coolness

    I’m a Beyonce fan but I’m always disappointed when I hear about the Hive issuing death threats etc. I don’t feel sorry for Karreuche though. She had no business even having this job in the first place when there are other young people with the proper training background (just like AH, Free and Terrence J had) to do this. What is she known for? Being Chris’girlfriend and that’s about it tbh. Maybe this is a sign for her to retreat to the background where she rightfully belongs.

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  25. steve

    To me she did no wrong. It was just a joke and its not the first time this joke is being played out. I fault the behind the scene team that approved the comment. As for the behives just like the natural law of the bees they will eventually sting their queen bee to death. Its only a matter of time.

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  26. Shutterbug

    This is still a free country, right? I see more insulting jokes on SNL and Comedy Central, and nobody’s out to get THAT cancelled.

    This “first family” is a team of elitists who have no concern for the common man…sadly, the rumors are false, so it won’t stop anytime soon.

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  27. From France

    People are so sensitive….

    Go Karrueche !

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  28. Allen J

    Karrueche Shouldnt even be on 106 & Park She Need To Chill Fist she goes In On Rihanna Now Blu Ivy U Say Its A Joke But I See Nothing Funny About This She Should Not Be Able To Host 106 ever again

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  29. YouWillDEAL

    Ha ! They can’t handle the truth !

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  30. NotAfraid

    The hair was bad to say the truth really, if it wasn’t no one would’ve noticed and made a joke or send death threats over it…. A joke is joke shady or too extreme take it or leave it it’s a free world, last week Floyd Maywether was joked about not knowing how to read and that was damn! Cruel thing but everyone thought it was cool and laughed about it not only that but also when lil Kim jumped on tha Flawless remix diss a bunch of many people said she is a damn cunt and that she should go back home and take care of her baby or it will die!!!
    So to everyone STFU!!! You ain’t saints yourselves .

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  31. From France

    People will be even MORE MEAN with BLue when she will be a ugly teen.

    It´s just the beginning :(.

    So chill! Don ´t be mad at The beautiful Kae

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  32. Phoenix Wright

    Death threats are never just. A good amount of the Beyhive are immature. How are you going to be offended by the joke and then make worse tasteless comments?

    They may be fans of Beyonce but they surely aren’t a mature as she is.

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  33. prissy

    look when white people have mixed kids we look at them and think do your childs hair so why is it not the same for beyonce whos childs hair looks like it needs some moisturiser and a good comb
    about this maintaining natural hair crap if you dont put greese or oils in black hair it starts to dry up and break and if you dont comb your childs it gets knotty and dreddy then when you do you break the whole childs hair all beyonce needs to do is comb it every day put some grease in it then let her wear however she wants just comb before your childs ends up bald

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  34. CurtisDonDeano

    I think that everyone is missing the point. Disregard Beyonce and her fans. BET and kasdjndfjhbas went against the grain. ITS SO RUDE TO TELL SOMEONE TO CHANGE THEIR GOD GIVEN NATURAL STATE.

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  35. holla@mebitch

    Everybody so quick to talk shit about everything and everyone else but all of a sudden trying to be positive on this one. Get over it! A nappy headed kid and her momma gonna be nappy no matter how much your net worth is

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