50 Cent was forced
to re-shoot an X-rated version of his video "P.I.M.P." in the United
Kingdom, because several television stations, including MTV, deemed it too explicit.
MTV, Top Of The
Pops and CD:UK refused to air the video, which features topless women and features
50 provocatively grabbing a woman from behind.
The video was re-shot
at a cost of and was toned down by placing tops on the women. All of the television
stations, with the exception of CD:UK said they would play the new video, but
only after 9 P.M.
CD:UK said that
the lyrics to P.I.M.P. were still to explicit.