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BET

We Don't Want Male Host B. Scott

Looking Like a Girl

1/9/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has obtained some pretty explosive internal emails and texts between BET execs, who candidly admit they ordered a transgender host to change his clothes during its big awards pre-show because he looked like a chick.

B. Scott is suing the network, claiming he was ordered to 86 his flowing blue tunic, black pants, hair, makeup and heels because they wanted him to look more like a man, even though they knew he was a transgender person.
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During last year's BET Awards pre-show ... Scott appeared in his garb in the first segment but claims he was then ordered to change his clothes and remove his makeup ... he obliged but was never put back on the air.

BET Music Programming Prez Stephen Hill wrote a pointed email before the show ... "I don't want 'looking like a woman B Scott.'  I want tempered B Scott." 
Network VP Rhonda Cowan offered help, "I can speak to him about being less 'womanly.'"

BET had a potential public relations disaster on its hands ... because B. Scott went ballistic after being told to change clothes.  BET producer Stephanie Hodges wrote an email shortly after the broadcast, confessing, "He got upset and said he was going to blow this s**t up and call GLAAD."

BET has said it "embraces global diversity" and regrets unintentionally offending anyone in the LGBT community.  

But we got an email showing the network was far more cunning.  It's from BET honcho Monique Ware:

"The spin should be he was late for a live show and subsequently replaced and it would have been awkward in a live show to have the person assuming his role removed and him inserted."  It seems she's saying it would be weird for him to come back on the air as a man.

Ware goes on ... "Unless we can make public the reason we didn't want him dressed the way he normally does, I would stay away from suits, suit selections, etc."

In the various email and text exchanges ... BET execs say Scott had been drinking, was unruly, had shown up late, and was wearing garments that were not pre-approved.

We reached out to BET ... so far no word back.

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153 COMMENTS

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There's a problem here    

If you didn't want a tranny on the show you shouldn't have put a tranny on the show.

290 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Kimmodes herpes says get over it. They wanted a man to host the show. Thats why they hired a man. If they wanted a woman they would have hired one. be transgendered on your own time and not on the time other people pay you for. If you dont like it quit and work elsewhere.

290 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Looks better as a female. But when are people going to learn not to email crap like this!?! It is virtually guaranteed to be leaked. I despair.

290 days ago
4.

Brandon    

Shocking that a racist network is also homophobic.

290 days ago
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bkblueknight    

how come everyone else has to follow wardrobe and makeup, but no you ask the tranny to do it and all of a sudden its offensive.

290 days ago
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GolfWang #FemaleBelieber     

Lol she looks the same in both pictures . She dosebt even look manly with her hair up lol

290 days ago
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bkblueknight    

how come everyone else has to follow wardrobe and makeup, but no you ask the tranny to do it and all of a sudden its offensive.

290 days ago
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bernergirl    

The Tunic was just ugly, but then in the second photo the shoes were horrible. But he should be allowed to dress the way he wants.... But he should know Joan Rivers would have slayed him on Fashion Police.

290 days ago
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ryan    

You were Born a guy deal with it. Life's tough. Tired of ppl having identity crisis problems. If you really had a female brain it would be telling your body to create high amounts of estrogen and blocking testosterone.

290 days ago
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spock    

why'd they hire a transtesticle ?

290 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I'm confused because I don't know of anyone who would want to look at that ugly freak on their tv. I suppose it's BET's show and they can stick anyone they want on it, looking how they want them to look. But really, do they believe I would watch their show and think, "hmmm that disgusting, irritating tranny is very entertaining?" Ummmm, no.

290 days ago
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DrLoveToe    

i'm feeling a little nauseous

290 days ago
13.

billybob    

Wow, this must Phil Robertson drive nuts. Are there any more perv. sinners on earth than these f.ags?

290 days ago
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Not So Mad Hatter    

That's like hiring RuPaul to be a host on your program, but then demanding that he dress like a man. If they didn't want a 'womanly' host, they should not have hired a transgendered man.

290 days ago
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Coupe09    

He's known for dressing like a woman and being extremely feminine. Good luck BET you're gunna need it. SMH

290 days ago
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