Rapper Trina received more attention with her single two-word tweet than she has gotten for any of her music in a long time. After typing “f*ck BET” on her Twitter page for not being nominated at this year’s BET Awards the Diamond Princess has buried the hatchet with the Network.
“I would like to apologize to BET Network and Stephen Hill for speaking out how I felt,” she wrote. “I spoke with Stephen Hill today [and] our conversation was full of understanding.”
In an interview with Billboard.com Hill explained that Trina was not snubbed, rather she was not eligible given the nominations period for the awards.
“Much to my dismay, we had a total of four artists who submitted videos during the eligibility period (April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011),” he explained. “We had four women submit videos where they were the leads, not as a feature but as a lead: Nicki Minaj, Diamond, Cymphonique and Lola Monroe. Since we usually have five people who are eligible in the category and we only had four people… it’s kind of easy math. The Lola Monroe video features Trina, but as feature that doesn’t make you eligible for a piece of work under your own name.”
While Trina’s album Amazin was released in May of 2010 her video for “Million Dollar Girl” was released on March 15th of 2010, just weeks before the cutoff. A video for “White Girl” featuring Flo-Rida was released in July of 2010 and “My B*tches” debuted in August. However, we imagine that those two particular videos were not submitted to BET for consideration.