In an evening press conference held in Durban today, West Ink Records addressed the issue behind Babes not being able to attain her U.S visa in time to make it for the BET Awards to be held on the 25th of June.
In an extensive statement, West Ink explained that between them and BET they had began a process of facilitating Babes attendance at the ceremony. This included organizing a number of people to accompany her flights, accommodation, and transport to Los Angeles. In the process BET was going to produce a video highlighting her road to stardom that was going to be played at the ceremony.
According to the statement, it was agreed that BET would organize traveling arrangements for Babes Wodumo plus an additional person that was going to accompany her. The traveling arrangements included transport, accomodation, and visa application. Basically, it was the responsibility of BET to organize the visa for Babes, however, BET ended up being busy with a number of priorities and eventually communicated with West Ink that they could no longer arrange Babes' visa.
Unfortunately, the relaying of BET's inability to arrange Babes' visa was lost in communication. The statement further explained that BET's communication to West Ink did not come in time for management to arrange an application for Babes' visa even though West Ink attempted by all means to get a visa for the star just in time for her to fly out to L.A.
Upon realizing the blunder in communication both BET and West Ink then tried by all means to put all their resources together to arrange Babes' visa. Unfortunately, both parties were unsuccessful.
Babes is said to be disappointed at the fact that she will be unable to attend the award ceremony and apologizes to all supporters and sponsors for the unfortunate situation. West Ink Management has also extended its apology to all its supporters within and outside the country and pleads for the general public to give Babes and other young artists a fair chance to grow in this difficult industry.