SOHH Whatcha Think: Rapper's Shooting Caught On Tape + BET Bans Nicki Minaj Video?!
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 8:30AM
Happy Black History Month. We're actually having a party today: Got my Teddy Pendergrass mixtape
blaring and a pinata filled with Flaming Hot Cheetos on deck. You know, boss supervisor sh*t Today in Black History, we honor Usher Raymond and Akon Damarablhakjhoa (sp?), who not only found two white girls and turned them into the biggest male pop stars of all time, but did it with class and style. We salute you.
Now that that's outta the way, let's talk about this lil' thing we all know and love called rap. More specifically, rap videos. BET has reportedly banned Nicki Minaj's new video for the song "Stupid Hoe."
Nicki Minaj has used shock value to stay in the spotlight and to standout from other hip-hop acts. But it looks like her latest video for BET went a little too far. The network is refusing to show "Stupid Hoe," according to TMZ. The network, which had long been criticized for airing sexually suggestive music videos, wouldn't say why they chose to keep the clip off the air, but TMZ cites sources that said the video -- in which Nicki repeat the refrain "You a stupid hoe" over and over and shows what appears to be her bare buttocks -- to be too raunchy. The video hasn't been getting much love on YouTube either:as of this morning, nearly two-thirds of all the people who voted on the video have "disliked it."(Huffington Post)
No such thing as too much a**. If Minaj wants to share her cakes with the world, she has my blessing. And as far as the song being "sexually suggestive," I distinctly recall Robin Thicke performing "Sex Therapy" to a crowd of teenage girls on 106 & Park, many of whom were mouthing the words. Sh*t cray.
"Stupid Hoe" ain't exactly in my iPod rotation, if you know what I'm saying. But I will be checking for the video and so should you. In fact, I have it here for us all to see.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Was the video ban worthy?
In other news ... aspiring Toronto rapper Anthony Spencer was shot and killed in a recording studio earlier this month. Police have released audio of the shooting, which happened to be recorded via phone as a woman called for a cab.
A chance recording of a phone call for a cab caught the sound of the gunman as he fired into rapper Anthony Spencer's chest. The caller, a woman known to police only as "Ashley," was upstairs as the murder took place in a Scarborough recording studio on Jan 21. The phone call opens with a sudden bang, believed to be the fatal shot. "Hi, can I have a cab to Omni Convenience Store please?" Ashley says only a second later, referring to the market above Mr. Spencer's studio. (National Post)
Reports say Spencer's body was left in front of a hospital by his friends, who didn't stick around for questioning.
Within minutes, Mr. Spencer's bloodied body was dropped off in the front entrance of the Scarborough Hospital by a group of Mr. Spencer's friends, three men and a woman -- all of whom immediately fled the scene in two separate vehicles. The 23-year-old aspiring rapper was pronounced dead just after 5 a.m. (National Post)
Lot of senseless killings in rap over the past few months, we definitely need a change. Audio of the shooting and video of the woman authorities are called a "Person of Interest" below:
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]