“BET Uncut,” a music video program from Black Entertainment Television, has been canceled after a six year run on the entertainment television network.
The show was discontinued by BET executives, according to sources, and the last episode aired last Friday (July 8) in a finale hosted by rapper/producer Jermaine Dupri.
Infamous for scantily-clad women and sexual themes, “BET Uncut” featured videos from well-known Hip-Hop and R&B artists that were intended for mature audiences only.
Because of its titillating content, the show was rated TV-MA and had been deemed unsuitable for children under the age of 17.
The show made headlines in 2004 after various African-American women’s groups protested because of the portrayal of women when Nelly’s “Tip Drill” became a standout video. In the video, Nelly, The St. Lunatics and David Banner indulge in sexual folly with strippers and at the climatic point, Nelly swipes a credit card between a woman’s buttocks.
The backlash eventually forced the Nelly to cancel a bone marrow drive on Spelman College, a historically Black women’s college in Atlanta.
Fans of “BET Uncut” have already started an online petition to have the show put back on the air.
Source: All Hip Hop