The 2015 BET Awards show proved to be one for the books this past Sunday, but not every artist who found themselves among the nominees was pleased with the amount of shine they received (or in this case, the lack thereof.)
Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG of London used his Twitter account to voice his frustrations with BET and this year’s award show for failing to televise the Best International Act – Africa award. Although FUSE was nominated this year but did not win, his gripe with BET has nothing to do with him not winning and everything to do with what he says is the network’s lack of respect for African artists.
Dear @BET, the reason why I didn’t come is because you give our awards backstage! You have no respect for our hard work and achievements
— Fuse ODG (@FuseODG) June 28, 2015
Fuse skipped the show and instead performed at the Glastonbury Music Festival. However, when a fan attempted to side with Fuse and criticize BET for supposedly presenting the award backstage, the network responded.
No official response or statement has been released from BET in regards to Fuse ODG’s comments, but he is now mysteriously missing from the 2015 Best International Act – Africa nominees page on their website, so we think it’s safe to say that they aren’t too happy with his public show of disapproval.