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Beyonce

PISSED Over Lauryn Hill

Diss at BET Awards

7/2/2012 7:35 AM PDT UPDATED: 7/2/2012 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:00 PM PT -- Mindless Behavior
just apologized for the diss, tweeting, "We meant no disrespect to our girl Lauryn Hill last night, it was a bad joke. We're big fans and hope you're not mad!"

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Beyonce wasn't laughing when a boy band DISSED Lauryn Hill at last night's BET Awards ... in fact, Bey was so upset, she changed her acceptance speech (on the fly) to HONOR the former Fugee.

So let's start with The Diss -- Comedian Mike Epps and the group Mindless Behavior were co-presenting the award for Best R&B Artist when Mike jokingly tried to sing.

One of the members of the group quipped, "You sing BAD ... like Lauryn Hill's tax accountant bad."

The diss drew gasps from the crowd ... and pissed off Beyonce, who ultimately WON the award that was being presented.  

But TMZ has learned ... B was so upset, she scrapped the speech she had prepared and defended Lauryn's honor instead ... saying, "I want to thank all the talented R&B women that came before me like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige."

When B walked off stage, there was a woman waiting for her -- possibly a BET handler -- and B began to vent about the insult, saying the Lauryn Hill diss was "disrespectful" and "not cool."

The woman complimented Beyonce for adding Lauryn Hill's name to her acceptance speech ... to which Beyonce replied, "I just felt [the diss] was wrong."

We called Beyonce's rep for comment -- so far, no word back.

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91.

Oh A 💛💋    

Beyonce is a deaf bitch ! If she was listening she would of heard he said Lauren hill tax accountant bad ! Bitch get your fax right ! Going to the BETawards looking a hot mess with that dry ass wig on ! And they put her as the most beautiful women ...... Mother ****er better recheck they **** !

810 days ago
92.

Deana57    

I think that it is so sad how everyone is attacking Beyounce, I feel that what they said was wrong too, it was not called for. Stop being angry cause that woman got a little money please that is a true sign of weakness. They must have some talent to be where they are. Are you there seems like a little hating going on here.

810 days ago
93.

hotro    

HILL didn't pay taxes on purpose. She showed no respect to other decent people who obey the law and pay their taxes. Hope they lock her up and throw away the key! Queen Beyo needs to get over herself,

810 days ago
94.

NoPower    

The only thing that piss me off with Beyonce is she always have to play the hero and she is not that nice or gives a scrap about any other artist. Everything is to move her career.

810 days ago
95.

Idar77    

Didn't watch the award show...they're all the same, but... How is it a diss towards Ms. Hill? Wasn't that statement made against her accountant, which in fact probably told her that she better pay what she owes before... Award shows are meant to have something said wrong or go bad, or why else would people tune in.

810 days ago
96.

Naee ...    

It Was Scripted So She Needs To Chill , Calling People Disrespectful When She Doesn't Even Know He Facts . Smh . .___.

810 days ago
97.

dominic    

Who give a DAMN about Bey being pissed. She will get over itor as they say she will be alright when the swelling goes down....geeez

809 days ago
98.

newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

Beyonce?? Grow the f**k up!! You have a child to role model for now. Get out of middle school already!

809 days ago
99.

naps    

you can tell he didnt want to say it look at his facial expressions

809 days ago
100.

Haterssss    

JRT9584 I'd reeeeeally love to see your ass sing and dance at the same time somewhere. Beyonce not talented? HAHAHAHA here I pulled a seat for your ass \__

Yeah, I agree that BET awards isn't the most polished and King Bey shoulda known better, but as for ya'll hating on her... HAHAHAHA! Hatin' ass bitches... can't say a spec of anything positive. SMH.

809 days ago
101.

TOTS    

She's upset about this, but not bothered by Paltrov's comment...Is this what you stand for?

808 days ago
102.

Valencia    

Blah Blah Blah! She knew they were going to diss Lauren she just fronting like she with the young Lady Taylor Swift! I find it weird they always diss someone when she appear! Them Illuminaties are a hot mess... They trying to make Lauren life a nightmare because she is exposing them! Beyonce cut the bs with the throwing rocks and hiding your hand! Beyonce is a beautiful liar and horrible actor! Wake up folks this girl is pure evil!

808 days ago
103.

Ashley    

How can you say BET is racist when Justin Bieber, Christina Agulara, EMINEM etc has been on the award shows, and their videos have been played countless times on BET?? White comedians have been on Comicview as well. BET was created when "white"stations like MTV & VH1 wouldn't play "black" music so they made their own network. Get your facts straight before you make a comment like that.

804 days ago
104.

Sarah D    

Beyonce's remarks were a diss as well: I want to thank all the talented R&B women who came before me...." In other words - you "before" talented R&B women are over - done - just not as good as the mighty B. Beyonce doesn't sing - just screams. She doesn't dance she just groin thrusts and her manners from what I hear are pretty nasty (the Waverly Inn incident with the ambulance getting in the way of the mighty B's path - well I'm some of you know the story). Beyonce is a phony. I will never ever buy her music, merchandise, concerts, movies, etc. Rather give the money to Lauren Hill.

802 days ago
105.

Sarah D    

Beyonce's remarks were a diss as well: I want to thank all the talented R&B women who came before me...." In other words - you "before" talented R&B women are over - done - just not as good as the mighty B. Beyonce doesn't sing - just screams. She doesn't dance she just groin thrusts and her manners from what I hear are pretty nasty (the Waverly Inn incident with the ambulance getting in the way of the mighty B's path - well I'm some of you know the story). Beyonce is a phony. I will never ever buy her music, merchandise, concerts, movies, etc. Rather give the money to Lauren Hill.

802 days ago
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