BET has reportedly banned the upcoming video for Rick Ross’ “Hold Me Back.”
According to the video’s director TAJ, the network has refused to air the video, though there was no reason given for the ban. TAJ took to Twitter to explain his dissatisfaction with BET’s decision, but has since deleted the tweets.
“So BET rejected Ross’ ‘Hold Me Back’ video. It’s incredibly sad, because the video is incredibly special & real,” he wrote. “You’re killing US BET. Smh. Everybody ask BET why it’s ok for them to play ‘Boyz N the Hood’, ‘Menace to Society’, and ‘South Central’, but not Ross’ video. What does BET stand for? You should have two answers for that question.”
He later addressed BET’s President Stephen Hill with a tweet, asking him to support the honesty in the video.
@StephenHill ..Please tell BET to play Rick Ross’ “Hold Me Back” Video. It’s a work of art and it’s as REAL as it gets. Support it’s honesty
— TAJ (@TAJ_TPK) July 22, 2012