Killer Mike Addresses BET Lifting Ban On "Burn" Music Video

Mike Bigga explains that he's tired of the controversy in BET banning his video and then lifting it.

Following BET’s ban and subsequent lift on his politically charged music video for “Burn,” Killer Mike is speaking out on the fiasco. In an interview with Huffington Post, Mike Bigga explains why he doesn’t fault BET alone for the controversy but points out their hypocrisy.

“OK, I'm not faulting BET for this alone," he said. "They aren't the only network that makes room for just about any party song, mine included. But since this company professes to be a proponent, an agent of help and change for the African-American community, I think they also have a responsibility to air a voice like mine when I have something to say on behalf of the working class and the working poor."

He also explained that the institution is most likely not going to change its attitude towards taboo themes in serving as the “community voice.”

"Honestly, I am so tired of the whole BET conversation," he continued. "BET is what it is and has been what it is for 20 years, and BET is not going to really change in any substantive ways because BET makes a hell of a lot of money using the business model that it uses."

Read the full article at HP.

RELATED: BET Lifts Ban On Killer Mike's "Burn" Video

3 Comments

  • liveurlife2011

    Never met Oscar Grant or Emmett Till/But 4 what happened to them both, I DO FEEL!/From Emmett's DAY TO THIS DAY/ AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL HAS DUES TO PAY!!! #!!BURN!! #HGTRGBBB

  • YOUR DUMB LMAO

    it means real or independent and few other nouns depending on how you use it. look it up b4 saying dumb shit like that please ?ing what he know im just saying tho!!! and check the big homeboy out kingclepto.bandcamp.com

  • Anonymous

    is substantive really the right word???? never heard that one, just looked it up, not sure if the meaning works, did killer mike actually say that or did steven fucking horowitz fuck up again???

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