BET Bans Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid H–” Video

By Raynold D Fabre-Jeune

As Nicki Minaj preps her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which is scheduled for release on April 3rd, she may encounter a few obstacles. The playful, dramatic and often cartoonish artist recently teamed up with director Hype Williams for the music video “Stupid Hoe,” which has now reportedly been banned from BET programming, according to TMZ.

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The video, filled with quick transitions, plenty of morphing animation, costumes and bright backgrounds is also a bit on the raunchy side—but that’s what we’ve come to expect from Nicki Minaj. The clip broke VEVO viewing records in the first week that it debuted, but it will not get any airplay on BET, according to TMZ.

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Sources say that the video has been blocked due to the fact that some of its’ content may be too explicit for TV (pointing at nearly naked clips of a woman’s figure). These same sources also say that the song’s lyrics alone are too much for TV. However, this doesn’t stop the animated hip-hop artist from proceeding. This weekend she will be performing with M.I.A. and Madonna at the Super Bowl halftime show.