Nicki Minaj Drags BET Awards Ratings – Despite Show Delivering 12 Million Viewers

Published: Thursday 27th Jun 2019 by Rashad

One-time BET Awards darling Nicki Minaj turned from friend to foe of the network after a disagreement related to an intern’s tweet about Cardi B‘s historic Grammy win at this year’s telecast (click here to read).

Opting to remove herself and Young Money team as performers from this year’s BET Experience roster as a result – which was headlined by Cardi – Minaj also was a no-show to the June 23rd awards ceremony despite being nominated.  As we reported here, this year’s showing may have featured show-stopping performances from the likes of Cardi, Offset, H.E.R., Mary J. Blige. And the ratings reflected – with the show pulling in over 12 million in combined viewership (having aired across 8 Viacom networks, including MTV and VH1).

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The Harajuku Barbie sees things differently, though. And seems to be focussing on the number of folk who tuned in to the broadcast on BET specifically.  Read her fiery weigh in below:

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  1. Zion June 27, 2019

    She’s done

    • SMH June 27, 2019

      More like the BET awards is done.

  2. Urg June 27, 2019

    Hmmmm y’all put it back after being called out. TGJ y’all more messy than Nicki and that’s saying a lot!

  3. tHAT WERQ June 27, 2019

    So yall delete this first article about this where most of the commentary was her being dragged? (and a lot of that was from her Barbz)…oh ok. She just put that final nail in that coffin that is her career. You would think that her last era being so tumultuous and all over the place that she would come back with a new attitude, outlook, and fire material. Thus far it is a NO on all fronts.
    #ByeOnika!!!

  4. Ropeburn June 27, 2019

    Oh look, it’s the bitter old Auntie of rap!

  5. Sash June 27, 2019

    As a Nicki Minaj fan I am so dissapointed in her. I thought when she took that social media break fired her old management she would reinvent herself but if anything she got worst. Dear old Nicki please come back. You are letting down your fans when you behave like this.

  6. Dc June 27, 2019

    This is a big diss to the black community that supported her so what if they got 2 million views she’s using her platform to cheapen a black award show and expose this lie to the masses. BET confirmed ratings were 12.7 million sad nicki did this before it was confirmed smh

  7. WRTW? June 27, 2019

    So when Nicki speaks out about her own culture defaming her name y’all are disappointed ? Do you guys want her to be docile and never speak up. When she spoke about the unfairness of streaming and album bundle you told her to shut up. But now as we all can see now she was right. The culture has turned on Nicki for the same reason it turns on self, self hate. But despite that Nicki Minaj still sales. Imagine a flop still doing better than a non opinionated pin head. Some are wearing guise of rappers but in fact are nothing more than exótic entertainers with a platform
    In cheap platforms.

  8. Theman June 27, 2019

    It got nearly 2.5 million viewers which is still really good for BET and a cable network as such.

  9. Brent Christopher June 27, 2019

    NICKI MINAJ IS AN IMMATURE, INSECURE, SILICONE INJECTED BRUTE WHO IS INTIMIDATED BY ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT SEEMINGLY EXISTS ON THE OPPOSITE END OF HER PROPOGANDA.

    BET was all the rage in her warped little world during the years they were only network & awards platform that consistently handed her the same trophy. This was during the almost decade where Nicki existed as the sole, female rapper amongst the hip hop genre. Then, the BET team embraced Remy Ma — igniting what would become the division in their ongoing relationship with the plastic, blow up MC.

    Nicki Minaj can act as if a single tweet, made irresponsibly by a freakin INTERN is the root of her disgust. Meanwhile, those of us with a brain realize that the MOMENT our beloved BET began embracing & celebrating other female hip hop talents is exactly when Nicki began turning her surgically constructed back on the mainstream brand.

    Nicki Minaj is a FRAUD! She claims to be so above & beyond the Grammy’s, yet she submitted her sub par Queen album & asociated singles for 18 different nominations this past winter season. An individual who doesn’t CARE any longer about Grammy recognition, doesn’t self submit material for award consideration.

    So the fact that Nicki is now making this BET blast, let’s ud know that she DOES actually still care about being included & recognized.

    It KILLED HER to know that not only did Cardi open this year’s telecast, but her debut project was also recognized as ALBUM OF THE YEAR — yet another industry feat that Cardi has achieved in 2 years that Nicki hasn’t come close to in 10.

    LETS BE REAL -/ there isn’t one awards show that airs annually, which isn’t also losing viewership year after year. ALL OF THE SHOWS SINK IN RATINGS in modern times. The reason is because performances can now be streamed the next day & winners lists/red carpet looks are headlined across every digital & print platform throughout the week following the original airing.

    LETS BE 1000% CLEAR! The sink in ratings, by 400,000 viewers, had NOTHING to do with Nicki not appearing on the show. The numbers fall in line with the common decline across awards show viewership & album purchases for the industry as a whole.

    THE ONLY ASPECT OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS THAT REMAINS CONSISTENT is touring ventures for individual artists & associated groups.

    Every other layer of the music business has been hit with decreased engagement from consumers. PERIOD(T).

    Nicki Minaj is a sore & sour loser. The fact that this woman hasn’t grown lyrically & still can’t create a cinematically beautiful or artistic music video, speaks mounds of her stale creativity. She is a stalled entertainer who does not understand how to reinvent herself or how to properly handle the emergence of other female, hip hop artists on the growing rap scene.

    ITS PATHETIC!!

    • tHAT WERQ June 28, 2019

      You had better state ALL THESE FACTS!!

  10. Brent Christopher June 27, 2019

    NICKI MINAJ IS AN IMMATURE, INSECURE, SILICONE INJECTED BRUTE WHO IS INTIMIDATED BY ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT SEEMINGLY EXISTS ON THE OPPOSITE END OF HER PROPOGANDA.

    BET was all the rage in her warped little world during the years when they were the only network & awards platform that consistently handed her the same trophy. This was during the almost decade where Nicki existed as the sole, female rapper amongst the hip hop genre. Then, the BET team embraced Remy Ma by rightfully crowning her BEST FEMALE RAP ARTIST — igniting what would become the division in their ongoing relationship with the plastic, blow up MC.

    Nicki Minaj can act as if a single tweet, made irresponsibly by a freakin INTERN is the root of her disgust. Meanwhile, those of us with a brain realize that the MOMENT our beloved BET began embracing & celebrating other female hip hop talents is exactly the point at which Nicki began turning her surgically constructed back on the mainstream brand.

    Nicki Minaj is a FRAUD! She claims to be so above & beyond the Grammy’s, yet she submitted her sub par ‘Queen’ album & associated, dead weight singles for 18 different nominations this past winter season.

    An individual who doesn’t CARE any longer about Grammy recognition, doesn’t self submit material for award consideration.

    So, the fact that Nicki is now making this BET blast, let’s us know that she DOES actually still care about being included & recognized.

    It KILLED HER to know that not only did Cardi open this year’s telecast, but her debut, “INVASION OF PRIVAVY” project was also recognized as ALBUM OF THE YEAR — yet another industry feat that Cardi has achieved in 2 years that Nicki hasn’t come close to solidifying in her 10.

    NOW… LETS BE REAL -/ there isn’t one awards show that airs annually, which isn’t also losing viewership year after year.

    ALL OF THE SHOWS SINK IN RATINGS in modern times. The reason is because performances can now be streamed the next day & winners lists/red carpet looks are headlined across every digital & print platform throughout the week following the original airing of said awards showcases.

    LETS BE 1000% CLEAR! …

    The sink in ratings for BET’s original airing, had NOTHING to do with Nicki not appearing on the show. The numbers fall in line with the common decline across awards show viewership & album purchases for the industry as a whole.

    THE ONLY ASPECT OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS THAT REMAINS CONSISTENT is touring ventures for individual artists & associated groups/bands.

    Every other layer of the music business has been hit with decreased engagement from consumers. PERIOD(T).

    Nicki Minaj is a sore & sour loser. The fact that this woman hasn’t grown lyrically in over a decade, remains stifled stylistically & still can’t create a cinematically beautiful or artistic music video, speaks mounds of her stale creativity.

    Nicki Minaj is a stalled entertainer who does not understand how to reinvent herself or how to properly handle the emergence of other female, hip hop artists on the growing rap scene.

    ITS PATHETIC!!

  11. Highbrowthis June 27, 2019

    Lol. As if there were any prestigious award shows left….

  12. King of Kingz June 27, 2019

    Ya’ll sound dumb af they disrespected a black woman to uplift a Dominican to be messy. She never said the viewership was down because she didn’t perform or attend she retweeted something and basically said they were getting karma for disrespecting her. BET did the same s*** when they disrespected Beyonce by talking about Blue Ivy’s Hair years ago & they had to kiss her ass to her to come perform & you see she left immediately afterwards. All the A list black celebs stopped attending years ago especially Rhianna, but Nicki always showed up. Granted it would be nice if she would pay the things ppl say about her dust like Beyoncé does, there’s nothing wrong with her standing up for herself. You wouldn’t see Telemuno dissing a Latino to uplift a black woman

    • SMH June 27, 2019

      All of this. Everybody mad at Nicki for speaking the truth. BET is officially trash tv, and the lowest ratings in history is proof. Meanwhile Nicki is still cranking out hits while BET is struggling for relevancy.

      • Brent Christopher June 27, 2019

        UHH… the MTV Video Music Awards ALSO pulled in 2.5 million viewers.

        There is NO awards show that annually pulls in stellar numbers. Every awards program has been steadily declining since the unfortunate emergence of streaming services, YouTube channels to provide reviews & digital platforms that showcase all of the performances.

        Nicki Minaj is NOT still churning out hits. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Nicki is very much chasing hits & desperately trying to stamp herself back into the forefront of the music industry.

        DOES HER FAN BASE HONESTLY NOT SEE THROUGH HER SURFACE ACT?

        Nicki is extremely hurt right now. No woman of her social caliber runs around with the type of man she is now intimately & romantically involved with.

        Nicki is in a real state of mental decline.

        She is very emotionally imbalanced & it’s evident in her actions, impulses, decision making & public tyrades.

        I assure you all, Nicki Minaj is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. No one prepares her for the moment in time when she would no longer be celebrated or praised. She isn’t handling this shift well, at all.

        WHO rightfully attacks pop culture white girls & then goes after an entire network? Nicki doesn’t realize that BET is owned by VIACOM. She is alienating a macro media conglomerate that has the potential to dead all promo for her forthcoming album on a music television scale — including their digital & print platforms.

        Nicki Minaj is self sabatoging.

        YOU WOULD NEVER CATCH RIHANNA MAKING SUCH A MOCKERY OF HERSELF OR HER CAREER.

        Nicki needs to gather herself or this fifth era is going to be even more disastrous than the long forgotten fourth.

    • tHAT WERQ June 28, 2019

      @KING OF KINGZ (YOU TIRED ASS QUEEN), YOU SIR ARE THE COMPLETE IDIOT THAT SOUNDS DUMB! ARE YOU REALLY THAT DELUSIONAL AND HAVE YOUR HEAD THAT FAR UP THIS INSECURE HEIFER’S ASS?!!! FIRST OF ALL, SHE IS HOLDING A WHOLE NETWORK FOR SOME S*** AN INTERN (WHO NO LONGER WORKS THERE) RESPONSIBLE FOR A COMMENT THAT THEY WERE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING. ALSO, EVEN WITH THE BLU IVY THING, MS. TRAN ONLY READ WHAT WAS ON THE TELEPROMPTER THAT WAS WRITTEN BY SOME IDIOT WHO ALSO WAS LET GO AFTER THAT INCIDENT. SO NICKI NEEDS TO CALM DOWN AND BE MENTALLY EVALUATED. BECAUSE EVEN AFTER THAT HORRID PROMO, PRESS RUN, AND ROLLOUT FOR “QUEEN” SHE IS STILL ON THIS NEGATIVE DUMB S***?!!! NONE OF THIS IS HELPING HER, YOU FOOL!!!… SHE IS SABOTAGING HERSELF(AGAIN) AND DUMB ASS BARBZ LIKE YOU CANNOT EVEN SEE THAT!!..YOU AND NICKI NEED TO WAKE TF UP!!!

  13. Shawn June 27, 2019

    This the same h** that said she was bisexual. But we have only seen her with men. She just wanted the LGBTQ audience.

  14. NickiisCancelled June 27, 2019

    All the while she spent her whole career trolling Lil Kim. The fact people cap for this scum ass whoring fraud b**** is so disgusting.

  15. ERIC June 28, 2019

    There is nothing prestigious about awarding most of these artists for the trash music that permeates radio today. Music used to be an art form even when it was explicit. Now you can mumble and jumble over recycled beats with pitiful lyrics and the worst kind of grammar and people act like it’s legendary.

  16. Pedonika June 28, 2019

    Why can’t she just die already?

  17. Pedonika June 28, 2019

    When you release music with no substance, when you jump on 284738294 tracks and still don’t make any moves on the charts, when your style is a cheap copy of iconic women that came before you, when you need to beef for every of your releases…

  18. Drae jerome June 28, 2019

    I don’t get why people in the comment are mad!!

    Did they not drag her for no reason after she supported them for many years!!

    She is dead right and she will always have the last laugh!!

  19. tina June 28, 2019

    Still complaning ! like wow old woman STFU!

    Like why is she sooo bitter!

    girl get a life a hobbie get your jail bait man a job like do something!

    shes sound soo miserable!

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