Days after being lambasted for its 2009 awardsBET says it “regrets” and will edit encore presentations of the show. “BET Networks deeply regrets the performance by Young money at the BET Awards 09 (featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, Mack Maine, and Gudda Gudda),” a BET representative told AllHipHop.com. The controversial performance, with immense sexual references and young girls, including Lil Wayne’s daughter, appearing on stage, sparked a series of letters, complaints and on-air interviews with radio and television personalities earlier this week. According to BET sources, a number of elements were not to have taken place during the performance:
“Elements of the performance were unplanned and should not have happened.” While the network gains points for its apology today, a record breaking number of viewers watched the BET Awards 09′ Sunday. In its own press release, BET confirmed that its 09′ ceremony pulled in a record 10.65 million total viewers. As early as July 6, the next air date for the show, BET will have edited the performance with Lil Wayne and Drake.