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BET Feels Heat Over Wayne & Drake Performance

Posted By on July 2, 2009

    BET is continuing to get blasted over the performance of "Every Girl" by Lil Wayne, Drake and Young Money. [watch here] The latest to the party is award-winning filmmaker Byron Hunt who sent an open letter to BET President Debraa Lee. "Show executives watched, approved, and applauded as artists Lil Wayne, Drake, and Cash Money brought young, under-aged girls onto the stage to dance and serve as window dressing while they performed 'Every Girl,' a song that reduces girls and women to sex objects. In a culture where one out of four girls and women are either raped or sexually assaulted – and where manipulative men routinely traffic vulnerable women into the sex industry – it is not okay that BET allowed this to happen. BET owes its entire audience – particularly girls and women around the world – an apology for its failure to intervene." [watch here]

    Previously many journalists reacted to the show negatively. "Overrall, the show was a big downer because…many things just seemed out of place. For example, Drake's performance had Lil' Wayne and his pre-teen daughter with other young girls on stage rapping along to "Every Girl in the World," which is a song about having escapades with all the girls in the world," one wrote in the Examiner. [watch here]

Drake, Young Money – Best I Ever Had / Every Girl (BET AWARDS)