50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." Banned

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.