BET is apologizing for the joke about Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter, and her hair at the MTV Video Music Awards.
As widely reported, Karrueche Tran, appearing on BET's 106 & Park Monday, said "Top six things Blue Ivy thought about the VMAs: I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair."
According to BET executive Stephen G. Hill, the joke was "stupid" and "unthoughtful."
"Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child. We apologize publically to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible," Hill said via Twitter Tuesday.
"It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future. Oh, and please don’t hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position."
After saying "sorry" on BET's 106 & Park, Tran also took to Instagram to make it very clear that she did not come up with the joke on her own.
"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..," she writes. "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."
Of course this is not the first time someone has talked about Blue Ivy's hair. R&B singer and "R&B Divas Atlanta" star Syleena Johnson compared the little girl to the late Ol Dirty Bastard earlier this year. An individual from Brooklyn also created a petition on change.org demanding that someone comb her hair.