Yemi Alade Blasts BET Over Their Unfair Treatment Of African CelebritiesMonday, June 29, 2015
Singer Yemi Alade has called out BET over the way they treated African Celebrities at the award held last night.
Yemi Alade was nominated for Best International Act (Africa) in this year’s BET Awards.
BET gives out the award for this category before the main event and African artists who were nominated for the 2015 BET Awards have been reacting to the humiliation they faced at the event which was held in Los Angeles.
The organizers of the event had fixed the African category hours before the main event and had ordered that winning artists from Africa should be handed over their Awards backstage.
This, angered majority of African artists and fans who said it was humiliating and insulting to Africans as a whole.
Yemi Alade who was one of the African nominees has however reacted via her Instagram account concerning the alleged humiliation.
She opined that what the event organizers did was shameful and a mockery to the African artists present at the event, wondering why the African category should be held earlier before the main event and why African artists should be told to collect their plaques backstage.