BET bans new Nicki Minaj video
In what is basically a dog-bites-man scenario, cable network BET has banned rapper Nicki Minaj's latest video for being too explicit for TV, according to TMZ.com.
In the report, TMZ waffles a bit on why BET would do such a thing to a video for a song called "Stupid Hoe," with an unknown source admitting that the video is sort of, well, raunchy.
The video, which can be seen below, features Minaj in her trademark Lady-Gaga-gone-Circus-Circus outfits with giant pink hair, slinging burns such as "I'm Angelina, you Jennifer/ C'mon bitch, you see where Brad at." But as Spin helpfully pointed out, the actual reason might have more do with how silly the network would have looked bleeping the word "hoe" 52 times and "fuck" another (relatively paltry) 10.
Spin even included a breakdown of potentially offensive material, determining among other things that 10.4% of the video's length was devoted to "butts," including 10 seconds of the song's 3:30 running time exclusively focused on Minaj's own posterior.
We're not sure what Minaj was thinking (besides "shoot my butt" and how much she hates hoes), but you can be fairly certain Nicki Theresa wasn't driving the Minaj Ego Bus the day "Stupid Hoe" was filmed.
The track and video are in support of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," the rapper/singer's second studio set, which is due in stores in April. Minaj's debut album, "Pink Friday," has sold more than 1.5 million copies in the US since it surfaced in 2010.