Soon thereafter, artists took to Twitter to speak on BET and the nominations. Breezy thanked BET and his fans, “Thx to BET for all the support and I love teambreezy.” Keyshia Cole and Trina, on the other hand, weren’t as happy on the nods. “Fuck BET,” Trina simply said.
The nominees for the best female hip-hop artist category, in which Trina would be nominated for if eligible, were Nicki Minaj, Diamond, Lola Munroe and Cymphonique ( Master P‘s daughter). I was a bit shocked myself, considering each of the nominee’s sales and pop culture impact and that of Trina’s. Thankfully, the backlash has died down but the question still remains: why were these four women nominated over Trina?
BET’s president of programming, music and specials, Stephen Hill, took time to talk to Billboard.com’s The Juice on the ‘2011 BET Awards’ nomination process and Trina’s backlash against BET.