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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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76.

BabaBooey    

It's a Republican's worst nightmare; a transgender black person.

225 days ago
77.

Ray8    

A little confuses. On what grounds does he have to sue? Does this mean employers cannot enforce dress codes?

225 days ago
78.

Luz    

He looks horrible!

225 days ago
79.

MeToo    

He has a huge Pez head. He is trying to be anorexic to look more like a woman. Not gonna work. Don't hurt yourself.

225 days ago
80.

Luz    

Maybe BET didn't hire him on the basis of transgender. Maybe they knew he was a transgender and hired him anyway, but expected him to fulfill the requirements of the job, including the dressing code.

225 days ago
81.

Umar Abdullah Muhammad    

i rally don't like how people just don't have a life like what you mad he looked better then you..

225 days ago
82.

Mrs. Dube'    

BET was wrong for this one. He still looks likr a woman after changing so let him/her be!

225 days ago
83.

kevin    

This guy, B Scott, is a fraud. I have been following him since 2007. In several of his past videos (previously posted online) he said he DID NOT want to be a woman and that he was NOT a tranny. Now all of a sudden he has come out as transgendered (after the BET incident) and is accusing BET of discrimination. How does his lawsuit have merit? BET simply asked a man to follow a certain dress code. They did not know he was transgendered as he (B Scott) did not identify himself as such. Several celebrities reportedly said he was inebriated when he interviewed them. Say what you will about BET but this guy will NEVER work in Hollywood again. He is a fool!!

225 days ago
84.

palermo    

I've been on at least seven websites today that featured stories about transgenders. I am so sick of it. I don't care what anybody does but I don't want it in the news daily. Just go away. If you took the job do the job, if you don't want it, quit. End of story.

225 days ago
85.

Jackie    

Here we go again with LGBT problems.

225 days ago
86.

Oshhhh    

After reading some of the comments is clear that the "freedom" that America fights so much for is nothing but smoke. Its pretty obvious that America still needs to grow a lot in the department of "equality" regarding rights and freedom.

224 days ago
87.

Emmy    

You ****ers are as bad as the ignorant ass who wrote this article and BET.

SHE is not a "tranny" SHE is a trans woman, or better yet, SHE is a WOMAN. Get your pronouns right or GTFO out my world.

223 days ago
88.

Joanie Jolie    

Wow, according to liberal theology black people can't be intolerant and oppressive. How can this be? You must be lying, or maybe the execs are white?

222 days ago
89.

Ateasweet    

Lol Blackstar power said get them clothes Right now. What you think you doing. Everymon th I know what gender I am no matter what I be glad to see my vistor so I know Im not pregnant.

171 days ago
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mitch abramson    

"Treachery, thy name is homosexual."

82 days ago
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