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Witches' Brew: BET Bans A Video?

Friday, April 16, 2010

BET Bans A Video?

Well, well, well... looks like BET grew up and got some cojones (allegedly).

Word is the network has banned the new Teairra Mari (feat. Soulja Boy & Gucci Mane) video, "Sponsor," because it teaches girls to get showered with gifts and money by having sexual relations with men.

Teairra's people sent this letter over to The YBF:

I was informed that 106 and Park, a source for African Americans to promote their music, have banned Teairra Mari's song Sponsor and other projects from surfacing on their channel. No one else will report because they don't want to put it on blast. I feel bad for the underdogs because they are not given a fair chance and its even worse when your own kind won't promote you. What's bad about Sponsor that overshadows any work that Lil Wayne, Ludacris, and many others have showcased on BET? Why is it, do you think, that booty shaking and such is allowed but a video by a woman encouraging others to make it is bad. Why is it that Lil Wayne can perform "Every Girl In the World" with his daughter on stage, but women artists have to be "appropriate". I understand if they would at least let Teairra come on the show to explain the concept behind the song. It just seems like a shady business where people who have made it have certain control over those that haven't through shady connections.

Ok, so it does seem like there's a clear double standard going on here, but, where should BET start drawing the line with some morals? Which videos and overall messages should be banned and is this something BET should even do?

What's your call?

UPDATE: Teairra tweeted that her vid has NOT been banned from BET. Interesting turn of events. I find that rumors don't exist in a, stay tuned...

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At Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:42:00 PM EDT , Blogger DatzREIN said...

SMH! SHADY!!! That aint right!

At Friday, April 16, 2010 at 11:19:00 PM EDT , Anonymous L.P. said...

'Morals' my ass. Someone's palm didn't get the right amount of grease applied to it, that's all.

It was ok for Lil Wayne et al to pork "Every Girl In The World", but suddenly they grow morals where "Sponsor" is concerned? Please.

At Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 3:54:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boring, no talent kiddie porn.


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