Atlanta, Georgia’s Killer Mike recently announced to his fans via Twitter that BET has “banned” his new video for “Burn,” a cut off of his PL3DGE project. The video features news footage that covers a variety of issues from the financial crisis this country has been facing to images of the Oscar Grant case.
“Burn” banned on BET! #BlacksStayLosing
Killer Mike first said BET banned the video but also acknowledged that MTV Jams placed it in rotation. Later, he sent Twitter messages directed towards BET’s Stephen Hill about the matter. After asking other outlets to publicize the issue, he asked if the nation has become “lazy” for allowing the video be unseen.
Several other Twitter posts show the disappointment Killer Mike felt in regards to the alleged banning. He shared that politically charged videos allowed him to gain a greater understanding of the world while growing up and said he feels the video should be seen by many more.
Understanding that the video has some images and language that are not typically seen on television, Mike offered to have a discussion about it. He also shared that he would not be opposed to the video airing only at certain time slots, but that not playing it, in his mind, is “shameful.”
Killer Mike also added that BET has not always been this strict with their regulations. He voiced his opinion regarding “Blood” gang members or affiliates that get their videos played on the network.
Killer Mike has asked all of his supporters to email the YouTube link to friends and relatives in order to get the word out. To view the video, check below.