Boy band Mindless Behavior flat out dissed Lauryn Hill on live TV last night, and the joke apparently upset Beyonce, one of the 2012 BET Award winners, to the point where she changed her acceptance speech to honor The Fugees singer.
The diss went down womedian Mike Epps and the guys from Mindless Behavior were all getting set to co-present the award for Best R&B Artist.
Mike, who can’t carry a tune to save his life, jokingly tried to sing. One of the dudes said, “You sing BAD … like Lauryn Hill’s tax accountant bad.”
The zinger, a reference to Lauryn Hill’s felony tax evasion case, elicited gasps from the crowd, including Beyonce, who was far from pleased.
Winning the award moments later, Bey said, “I want to thank all the talented R&B women that came before me like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige.”
As she walked off stage, she could be heard venting about the insult, saying the dude’s Lauryn Hill joke was “disrespectful” and “not cool.”
When a BET handler complimented Beyonce’s shout-out to the maligned Hill, the “Halo” singer replied, “I just felt [the diss] was wrong.”
What do you think of the Lauryn Hill diss?