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Dawn Richard claps back at BET for saying Ariana Grande inspired her hairstyle


Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesDawn Richard is not amused.

After BET tweeted that Ariana Grande‘s new ponytail puff hairstyle inspired the former Danity Kane singer to do the same with her hair, Richard clapped back with some choice words for the network.

“What really makes me sad is that @BET has never supported my music or that I’m a black woman trying to break barriers for women in animation,” Richard tweeted, responding to the now-deleted post that showed side-by-side photos of the two woman with similar hairstyles.

“Or that I’ve worked on advancing tech via VR and augmented reality,” she continued. “But you post about a ponytail i wore weeks ago and have already worn.”

Richard then took time to offer BET some much needed advice.

“Stop pitting females against each other,” she wrote. “And stop disrespecting black women by making them out to be followers when they have led in most all pivotal moments in society. K. Bye.”

BET’s faux pas comes just weeks after it issued an apology to Nicki Minaj for shading her during the Grammys. The network had tweeted a snarky comment about the rapper in a post congratulating Cardi B’s history-making Grammy win.

BET’s apology turned out to be too little, too late, since Minaj had reacted by announcing that she and Young Money “will not longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show.”

Of course, fans sounded off on the network for once again being shady towards black woman.

“Preach they did the same disrespectful s*** to @NICKIMINAJ just a few days ago!” wrote one fan. Its about time black folk stopped supporting BET! They don’t respect black people they are only here to profit from our culture.

“Bet at this point is cancelled,” shared another.

BET has yet to formally respond.

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