Sources reports that Beyonce was so upset at the jokes said about Lauryn Hill, that she changed her acceptance speech to honor the singer.
All the drama started when Comedian Mike Epps and the group Mindless Behavior who were co-presenting the award for Best R&B Artist when Mike jokingly tried to sing.
One of the members of the group quipped, â€œYou sing BAD â€¦ like Lauryn Hillâ€™s tax accountant bad.â€
The diss drew gasps from the crowd â€¦ and pissed off Beyonce, who ultimately WON the award that was being presented.
TMZ has learned â€¦ Beyonce Â was so upset, she scrapped the speech she had prepared and defended Laurynâ€™s honor instead â€¦ saying, â€œI want to thank all the talented R&B women that came before me like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige.â€
When B walked off stage, there was a woman waiting for her â€” possibly a BET handler â€” and B began to vent about the insult, saying the Lauryn Hill diss was â€œdisrespectfulâ€ and â€œnot cool.â€
The woman complimented Beyonce for adding Lauryn Hillâ€™s name to her acceptance speech â€¦ to which Beyonce replied, â€œI just felt [the diss] was wrong.â€
Beyonceâ€™s rep was called for a comment , but so far, nada. Here is Laauryn last performance at the BET awards with the Fugees back in 2005. Watch as they perform their hits “Ready Or Not”, “Fu Gee La” and “Killing Me Softly”