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
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
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.