Karrueche was set up at the 106 and park. She was reading the teleprompter :”Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought At The VMAs. I really did wake up like this because my parents didn’t comb my hair.” With a laugh.
It sent the Beyonce fans on a hunting spree via Twitter and lashed at her. She decided to speak up via her rep and explained that although she rehearsed her script , there was a change at the last minute and she did not know of it. Obviously, she’s new at this, she read it anyway and blames the laugh at her being nervous. You could even see her co-host did not like the joke at all.
“Yesterday, Karrueche Tran co-hosted 106 & Park and while hosting the show she made a comment about Blue Ivy’s hair during the segment “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought at the VMAs.” In no way did Karrueche mean to offend Blue Ivy or her parents Beyonce and Jay Z.
This was Karrueche’s first time hosting on live television. Although she had been rehearsing the script for days, there was a script change ten minutes before showtime to add coverage of the VMAs and the Mike Brown Memorial. Karrueche had not reviewed the revised script until she read it on the teleprompter.
Karrueche is taking full responsibility for the comment but wants it clear that she would not mock a child, “I am a huge Beyonce fan and I love Blue Ivy. I apologize for the comment and wish I had a chance to review the revised script so that I could have avoided participating in that segment.”
Karrueche admires girls and women who wear natural hair, “I love that Blue is able to wear her natural hair. I laugh when I am nervous and when I registered what I had just said, I of course was taken aback.”
BET’s president of programing, Stephen Hill, also released a statement confirming that it wasn’t Karrueche’s fault.
“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. 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.”
I don’t care who’s fault it is, she’s a child and should be off limit of any kind of joke,especially regarding visual image. We already have enough little girls suffering from self esteem and this is not helping. I’m glad I don’t tune in BET at all.