There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Sunday’s BET Awards and Lil’ Wayne is on the receiving end of the latest bit of backlash. At the awards, Wayne performed his hit song “Every Girl“and he was joined on stage by Drake and a group of clearly underage girls, one of them being his own 9-year-old daughter Reginae.
Dr. Janet Taylor, clinical instructor at Columbia University, is questioning CEO of BET Debra Lee about her allowance of the teenagers to dance on stage.
“Perhaps, they are what our kids are used to. I have teenagers, girls no less, who have heard the song and like it,” Taylor told MomLogic.com while referencing the song’s lyrics. “My problem was with the preteens who were proudly onstage, shaking their groove thang to this misogynistic, disrespectful song. It was ridiculous. Debra Lee, the CEO of BET, also the mother of two children, should be asking herself who approved this and how these young girls were allowed to be a part of this ‘act.'”SOURCE: AHH
Taylor also added that her own daughters were embarrassed for the girls. The over-milked show set a record for the channel with an average of 10.65 million viewers, the most viewers for any other cable broadcast this year.
There were so many things wrong with the BET Awards this year, this being one of them. Not only was the show a crappy tribute to the King of Pop, but having underage girls on stage shaking their rump while you sing about how you will “open up her legs then Filet Mignon that pu**y“ just makes no sense to us. It’s being reported that the having the girls on stage was spontaneous but I’m sure security could have gotten them off or stopped them before they got on stage.