Blue Ivy Carter's hair might be pop culture's third rail: Seems people who touch that topic can wind up getting hurt.
This week, "106 & Park" guest host Karreuche Tran as well as
On Sunday night, Blue Ivy had been a too-cute mascot of sorts at the
The 2-year-old drew attention in the audience on papa Jay Z's lap, then hit the spotlight for real as she and dad joined mom onstage for the presentation of the
Things turned ugly Monday, however, when the nightly BET show "106 & Park" decided to speculate on the "Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought at the VMAs."
Thought No. 6, delivered by Tran, was, "I really did wake up like this — because my parents never comb my hair."
Chris Brown's off-and-on girlfriend — who tweeted Monday night, "Now y'all know I LOVE me some Beyoncé and Blue Ivy! I didn't write this script y'all lol," — explained and apologized via Instagram on Tuesday.
"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..," Tran wrote. "I apologize to any and everyone who felt offended in any way by the comments made by BET executed through me.. 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."
Yup, death wishes.
Tran had no idea what was coming when she read the joke cold off, a source close to Tran told TMZ.
Tuesday on Twitter, BET's Hill posted a public apology that was retweeted by the network's main account. In it, he asked haters to lay off his guest host, saying BET was sorry for putting her in a bad spot and noting that apologies had been made to Beyonce and Jay Z directly.
"Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child," Hill wrote in a series of tweets. "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."
The show is currently on a two-week hiatus, but not because of the joke, host Bow Wow, a.k.a. Shad Moss, tweeted.
"Y'all crazy," he said in an Instagram video posted Tuesday night. "No, man, we're not getting suspended, we're not going off the air, we are currently on hiatus that's why you never see me on the show as of late 'cause I've been using my time to actually film for 'CSI.' I just wanted to go ahead and clear that for anybody who's out there not knowing the truth."
However, those punitive actions Hill mentioned just might include suspension of a specific "106 & Park" producer, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday, citing a source at the network.