Don’t expect to see Nicki Minaj’s video on BET. Her latest clip for “Stupid Hoe” has been banned from the network.
TMZ spoke with a rep for BET who confirmed that they would not be airing the video, but did not specify why. Other sources at the company tell TMZ that the ban was placed because the video was too explicit for TV.
The Hype Williams-directed clip, which features risqué lyrics and images, has received over 20 million views on VEVO since its premiere on January 20. Nicki debuted the video online to avoid being censored.
“Can’t premiere on a network b/c its important that my art is not tampered with, or compromised prior to you viewing it for the 1st time,” she explained.
The Young Money rap diva is not the first artist to be banned from BET. Ciara’s “Ride” video was deemed too steamy for television and Game’s “Red Nation” was blacklisted for gang affiliation.