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BET Suspends Producer Over Blue Ivy VMAs Joke

"I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair!"

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Blue Ivy, Jay Z and Beyonce

BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, 106 & Park.

A source at BET, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, said the producer was suspended after a remark aired about 2-year-old Blue Ivy's hair.

On Monday's show during a segment about Blue Ivy's hypothetical thoughts during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, guest host Karrueche Tran said: "I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair," before laughing.,"Sorry, Blue! I love you!"

Blue Ivy joined her mother onstage at the VMAs, when presenting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Beyonce with Jay Z just after Beyonce's 16-minute medley performance.

Stephen Hill, BET's president of music programming and specials, publicly apologized on Twitter, also noting that the network privately apologized to Beyonce and Jay Z. Hill also tweeted that it was not Tran's fault.

BET didn't return an email seeking comment Wednesday.

Tran, who has dated singer Chris Brown, tweeted Tuesday that she did not write the joke.