BET Apologizes for Lil Wayne & Drake Performance

BET has issued an apology for the controversial Young Money performance at Sunday’s BET Awards.

Many who tuned into the show were appalled by the set, which capped a night filled with heartfelt tributes to the late Michael Jackson. The performance, which occurred right before Janet Jackson’s emotional appearance, featured Lil Wayne, Drake, and other members of the Young Money family performing their raunchy hit “Every Girl.” The spectacle offended some viewers, prompting an apology from the network.

“BET Networks deeply regrets the performance by Young Money at the BET Awards ’09 (featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, Gudda Gudda, and Mack Maine). Elements of the performance were unplanned and should not have happened,” the network said in a statement. “We value and appreciate the feedback from our viewers and have edited Young Money’s performance from all BET Awards ’09 encore presentations.”

An edited version of the 2009 BET Awards will air on Monday, July 6.