News: BET Bans Willy Northpole's "No. 1 Side Chick" Video, "'Every Girl' Can Get Played & We Can't?" [Video]
Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 8:00AM
Ludacris protege Willy Northpole has reportedly had his new "#1 Side Chick" video banned from BET due to the controversial sexual subject matter.
The rapper's manager, Tiffany Johnson, has confirmed BET's decision and questioned why videos like Drake's "Best I Ever Had" were able to be aired on the network.
Johnson says BET didn't like how the video portrays a man in a relationship with two women. Johnson says there's no anger in Northpole's camp toward BET, but the channel's decision "Kind of hurt, because they've shown a lot worse," she says. "I don't know how they can say we're portraying something unwholesome, because the video ends with the man marrying one of the women. I feel our video is tasteful. We were kind of offended. My first thought was 'Every Girl in the World' can get played, and we can't?" (Phoenix New Times)
Willy has resorted to his personal Twitter page to motivate fans to reach out towards BET and have his video aired.
"Let your voice be heard of this quality video that should be aired at: https://bet.wufoo.com/forms... YALL GET ON BET ON THAt link for me...GO TO @VANESSAVEASLEY CLICK FIRST LINK SHE HAS AND GET EM' THEY SAID ITS DEGRADING WOW...SHOUT OUT TO MTV FOR ALWAYS SHOWWING LOVE 2 YA BOY they go hard yall http://tinyurl.com/kol4by." (Willy Northpole's Twitter)
Drake recently defended the meaning behind his sexual-based "Best I Ever" music video earlier this month.
"The concept of the video is, I'm a coach at a high school and the girls of my life are all on my high school basketball team," he explained. "Throughout the video you see us prepping for this big championship game, and my team ends up losing. You see the looks on their faces at the end of the video, but the moral of the story, I guess, is win or lose, you can still be the best to somebody. When women see the video and see all the breast and ass, hopefully they don't take offense. Hopefully they see the real meaning." (Complex)
BET caught heat late last month for their airing of Drake and Lil Wayne's performance of the song at the annual awards ceremony and said certain aspects were unplanned.
"BET Networks deeply regrets the performance by Young Money at the BET AWARDS '09 (featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine)," a BET rep said in a statement. "Elements of the performance were unplanned and should not have happened." (All Hip Hop)
Check out Willy Northpole's music video below: