Lauryn Hill Diss Upsets Beyonce at the 2012 BET Awards + Mindless Behavior Apologizes

During Sunday night’s BET Awards, while Mindless Behavior and Mike Epps were presenting the award for “Best R&B Artist” … in response to Mike Epps’ bad singing, one of the group’s members (Ray Ray) made a joke referring to Lauryn Hill‘s tax woes:

“You sing BAD … like Lauryn Hill’s tax accountant bad.”

The zinger brought out gasps from the audience, including Beyonce, who did NOT think the joke was funny.

In fact, according to TMZ, Beyonce — who ended up winning the award for the category — was so upset, that she reworked her acceptance speech on the fly to include a shout-out to the former “Fugees” singer. “I want to thank all the talented R&B women that came before me like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige,” she said.

When B walked off stage, there was a woman waiting for her — possibly a BET handler — and B began to vent about the insult, saying the Lauryn Hill diss was “disrespectful” and “not cool.”

The woman complimented Beyonce for adding Lauryn Hill’s name to her acceptance speech … to which Beyonce replied, “I just felt [the diss] was wrong.”

The next day, Mindless Behavior apologized for the diss, tweeting:

“We meant no disrespect to our girl Lauryn Hill last night, it was a bad joke. We’re big fans and hope you’re not mad!”

Kids…


  • Ben

    They are just little kids. They don’t know any better.

  • Ljohnson9487

    Coming from the women who lied on her vagina….. she’s lucky someone didn’t make a joke about her. I wouldn’t have been upset.

  • TAMERA

    IT WAS SCRIPTED ITS ALL BET’S FAULT

    • Alicia B.

      Thank You

  • Alicia B.

    The BET Awards wrote that for them to say and now it got them in hot water. BET should be making apologizes not them because they were focused to say that. All they are doing is making a boy band look bad.

  • montrese

    i like that picture and awsome job getting the award

  • MindlessLilBear143

    How in the Heck can they put mindless behavior in that situation.Mindless Behavior are 15 year old boys wat the heck they no about taxes they dont even pay there own dang taxes yet i still dont see why they do that to them that stuff that rayray said it was SCRIPED!! he cant make no dang joke like that if he diddnt say the joke then it would have went blank n nobody would have none wat to say rayray did wat BET told him to say.n beyonce who gives a turd if she “felt” like it was disrepectful n “not cool” i dont why care” how bout yall sit down n be quiet cuz it was “SCRIPED” N ON A “TELERPROMTER” THEY CONT DO NOTHING ABOUT IT !!

  • DeDe

    That was not even cool because bet tells them to say and do that stuffso really cuz lastyear they made Justin beiber and nicki manja say that stuff
    Nicki Manja: Justin how old are you
    Justin Beiber: 17
    Nicki Manja: well Justin can you handle curves
    Justin Beiber: yes …. I…..can
    So no one should be apoligizing

  • KanZ

    BET wll NEVER apologize to Lauryn Hill Because they are pissed someone had the guts to tell the Illumaniti to get right with JESUS CHRIST or face him, bow down and then literally GO TO HELL!

  • Treasure

    Justin you are like the cutest boy I’ve ever seen but not cuter than Mindless Behavior group but I don’t mean to be mean