BET Cancels ‘Uncut’ Television Program

"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 matureaudiences

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.

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