On Monday, “106 & Park” broadcast a segment on the “top six things Blue Ivy thought about the VMAs.” Chris Brown’s girlfriend Karrueche was co-hosting the show and read the poorly-received joke on-air.
“I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair,” said Karrueche before realizing what she had said. “Sorry, Blue! I love you,” she quickly added.
A source close to Karrueche tells TMZ that she read the joke cold off a teleprompter. It was in a script that had been changed by producers at the last minute without her knowledge. Since it was a live show, she couldn’t take it back.
After the comment aired, Karrueche and her manager were extremely upset because they thought the joke was mean-spirited and in poor taste.
On Tuesday, she took to Instagram to issue an apology for her part in the joke.
Past two days have been extremely draining.. As I geared up for a big day for myself – hosting a live show.. I never expected things to turn out this way.. I apologize to any and everyone who felt offended in any way by the comments made by BET executed through me.. I would never disrespect anyone’s child in any way and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Beyoncé. My comments have been in complete shambles.. yes I am human too and yes I do make mistakes.. But all this negativity and death wishes are quite a lot.. Definitely a lesson learned from here forth.. Again, on behalf of MYSELF, my sincerest apologies ❤️ #BeyHiveBET executive Stephen G. Hill also expressed his remorse for the “stupid, unthoughtful” joke and defended Karrueche. He said that an apology had been issued to Beyoncé and Jay Z and that “punitive damages” had been taken against those responsible.