BET Reportedly Bans Rick Ross' "Hold Me Back" Video

The director for Rick Ross' "Hold Me Back" video says that BET has banned the clip.

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.

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85 Comments

  • ice cube

    did this nigga just say he likes 2 chains and all that fuck shit. how bout you go put on some skinny jeans so them nigga can see ya ass and rape you homie wit yo gay ass self

  • gfsdgsd

    Maybe BET has finally decided to stop poisoning the minds of young black males? I seriously hope so, now all they have to do is ban Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and all these other terrible excuses of human beings and maybe the future generations have a chance to flourish. I can dream can't i...

  • Gerard

    BET wanna hold me back, BET wanna hold me back, BET wanna hold be back, BET wanna hold me back, BET wanna hold me back. Nooooo

  • BET (Bitch Entertainment Television)

    Banning videos is so useless these days. As a matter of fact, BET is useless, anyone can watch this videos on You Tube.

  • I MEAN..

    Ross can't be running around with his titties out...its a family network..kids are watching.

  • Anonymous

    if bet aint playing it aint to help blacks it must be something in it that may benefit them and they dont want them to see.

  • We The Future

    I am 16 and i love Rick Ross music ... BET for old folks who like that conscious bullshit rap ... Top 5 ... Rick Ross 2Chainz French Montana Gucci Wiz

    • haha

      fuck yo gay ass rappers man listen to old school and educate yo dumb ass self oh and i bet yo dumb ass self probablly wears some gay ass skinny shit huh

    • Anonymous

      kid all they selling you is a lifestyle not music with anything in it. you fuck bitches and smoking weed right now. so you think the stuff they talking about is exciting but if you took the content away musically there is really nothing there. they telling you how to go to jail house they you going wish like hell you didnt go to once you get there but thats it.

    • septor_est1976

      To 16 year old?? you are a rap fan not a hip hop member...sell some crack get arrested get on probation and tell me how that worked out for ya..Everytime you see a CO or PO you will realize how fake your top 4 are!! conscious means aware thanks for the complement. That means you are misinformed!! Look up Freeway Rick Ross he is doing positive things for young black teens. You are probably white and yo moma buys your music. Or you just illegally download it!!! You dunce!!

    • Anonymous

      here i was under the impression that it targeted the youth such as yourself... silly me.

  • Your Opinion Means Nothing...

    BET bans ratchedness? Really? Finally, it's about damn time. Maybe there is hope for this channel, even if it's about the size of a baby toe.

  • Fuck BET

    Now I know BET stands for Bitch Entertainment Television.

  • Ricky Rozay

    BET have some wack niggas runnin that shit. Fuck that station anyway bunch of Uncle Toms at the top anyway. Shit gon be a classic anyway so niggas can hate, cant deny Rozay hottest rapper in the game. GFID gon be a classic. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    fuck officer ricky do not put real and the officer ricky in the same sentence

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross + "work of art" = ERROR CANNOT COMPUTE

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    fuck BET so what they not gone show the video on 106&park thats the only damn video show they got

  • clap attak

    Maybe they banned it because it is such a craptastic song. Chanting "nigg*s and ho's" and other dumb stuff would just be muted out anyway. Like it won't get a million hits on Youtube from this lame "controversy". I wish I had more hands so I could give Rick Ross four thumbs down!!!

  • d-nucks

    "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" This is what the director tweeted?.......How can we support its honesty...you mean the same honesty rick ross displayed when he lied about being a correctional officer?

    • Lame Ni66as b quiet

      yall niggas still stuck on dat officer Ricky shit...dude makin millions and good music,wut more can a nigga ask for???? if u fuck niggas aint doing niether one of them then lame niggas b quiet

    • Anonymous

      thank you thats where i'm at wit it d-nucks

  • Septor-est1976

    BET is wack.All they play are dumb*ss gangstar club popcrap videos with wack MC's and no skills. I remember when they played videos all day. There was a time when todays underground music was mainstream. This is BET and you play nothing but little kid songs what white kids in the suburbs like.All crack selling, female bashing, negative songs? I wonder why the unemployment for young african americans is %40. You are sellouts BET, put your head in the ground and go to sleep!!

  • d-nucks

    I APPLAUD BET...why does Rick ross think people want to see his shirtless fat ass jumping up in down greasy titties bouncin up and down. he gonna make mufuckas throw up they cereal watching that shit at the crib. That shit is enough to make you loose your appetite. There will be a SPIKE in eating disorders in america if they show that video.

  • big brown

    What bet really need to do is bring back rapcity i mean really how many damn episodes of everybody hates chris can we watch i remember when big tigger was the host that was the first thing i watched when i got out school i think not having an outlet on tv is one of the biggest problems with rap today if you don't have a club bannger you not getting no shine anymore on bet 106 & park and definiatly not mtv

  • 5mk41

    This video was banned by BET for being too black...

  • mal617

    BET is ran by homo's

    • Ams

      Not a BET fan, but you obviously haven't seen the behind the scenes footage. It is a very homo erotic video (1/2 naked dudes pinching eachothers nipples and stuff). So if your statement was indeed correct they would have loved the video at BET.

  • mal617

    BET is wack so is Rick Ross. He's not the first rapper to have a video banned nor is he the first to complain about

  • hip hop

    People should actually be more angry at the rappers in the industry who don't have any balls anymore than rapper Rick Ross, because if they had any balls they would be pushing this guy to do right by a REAL STREET DUDE or force him out of the game. Rappers now-a-days are just as bad as the groupies are. Who ever's hot they'll do anything to be down with them. Even allow them to do a lot of shit that they totally disagree with!! There are a lot of rappers out there right now who know rapper Ross is full of shit and doing the REAL RICK ROSS dirty, but they just don't have the balls to come out and support the man because they fear retaliation from the powers that be in the industry!

  • hip hop

    theyre not playing it cuz this fat fakeass fool is pretending to be something hes not. officer ricky!

  • Anonymous

    who cares its a wack song and from seeing the behind the scenes its just a 36 year old man making a fool of himself yet again

  • So Icy Boi!

    yo niggas. Rick Ross is da 3rd best rapper alive after Weezy and me. dis nigga iz real as fack. I wanna work wit him in da future. swag ma debut album INFINITE SWAG UNIVERSE komin soon!!!!!!! swag

    • Anonymous

      haha u cant fuckin be serious...then again i wuldnt be surprised if u really r dead ass about that shit hahah smh

    • So Icy Boi!

      "The Killing Joke" and "Rock and Roll Gangsta" gon be free internet albums. Features The Killing Joke: Lil Wayne, Birdman, Waka FLocka, Gucci Mane, Fred Durst, Styles of Beyond, RZA Rock and Roll Gangta: Lil B (background vocals), Tyler, The Creator, Mystikal INFINITE SWAG UNIVERSE: Lil B, Game, Tyga, Limp Bizkit, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Cash Out, Soulja Boy, Travis Porter, Cassie, Machine Gun Kelly, Mac Miller, Lil Wayne, ADELE

    • The Jazzman

      I was looking forward to The Killing Joke though :(

  • Anonymous

    BET still play videos?! For real?! Shit if it wasn't for all the people talking about Nikki Minaj's butt on the award show I wouldn't have known they still had a channel. It's like my mind skips right over the channel listing on my cable menu. Like Public Access TV. Who watches this shit?

  • Ricky Ross

    More units sold for Bawse.

  • Deshawn

    First off, life is real out here and anyone tryin to be a artist out here need to wake up and get it together, i hustle everyday and it dont got nothing to do with what rappers are talkin about, and furthermore, sellin is soooo played out, i mean who is dumb enough to play with they life tryna sell sum drugs lol,and murder, maaaan i wanna laugh, what dummies are gonna kill somebody and gotta go to jail for like 100 years i like women and cnn too much,Wake up black people

  • Deshawn

    First off, life is real out here and anyone tryin to be a artist out here need to wake up and get it together, i hustle everyday and it dont got nothing to do with what rappers are talkin about, and furthermore, sellin drugs is soooo played out, i mean who is dumb enough to play with they life tryna sell sum drugs lol,and murder, maaaan i wanna laugh, what dummies are gonna kill somebody and gotta go to jail for like 100 years i like women and cnn too much,Wake up black people

  • Deshawn

    First off, life is real out here and anyone tryin to be a artist out here need to wake up and get it together, i hustle everyday and it dont got nothing to do with what rappers are talking about, and furthermore, sellin drugs is soooo played out, i mean who is dumb enough to play with they life tryna sell sum drugs lol,and murder, maaaan i wanna laugh, what dummies are gonna kill somebody and gotta go to jail for like 100 years i like women and cnn too much,Wake up black people

  • Deshawn

    First off, life is real out here and anyone tryin to be a artist out here need to wake up and get it together...i hustle everyday and it dont got nothing to do with what rappers are talking about, and furthermore, sellin drugs is soooo played out..i mean who is dumb enough to play with they life tryna sell sum drugs lol...and murder, maaaan i wanna laugh, what dummies are gonna kill somebody and gotta go to jail for like 100 years...i like women and cnn too much...Wake up black people....

  • can i live

    First off, life is real out here and anyone tryin to be a rapper out here need to wake up and get it together...i hustle everyday and it dont got nothing to do with what rappers are talking about, and furthermore, sellin drugs is soooo played out..i mean who is dumb enough to play with they life tryna sell sum drugs lol...and murder, maaaan i wanna laugh, what dummies are gonna kill somebody and gotta go to jail for like 100 years...i like women and cnn too much...Wake up black people....

  • Tahir

    They found out he's muslim so they banned him

  • mased

    Tupac was a actor that turned art into life...real i doubt it...good rapper and actor though...

  • BIGED

    OK ALL U ROCKET SCIENTISTS , TELL ME WHAT RAPPER IS REAL THEN..LET ME TELL U SOMETHING 2PAC DIED SO THERE WENT ALL THE REAL IN RAP..PEOPLE THAT SELL COKE DONT FUCKIN BRAG ABOUT IT U ASSHOLES. RAP IS LIKE THE WWE ITS ALL BULLSHIT. THERE ARE VERY FEW "REAL" RAPPERS LEFT AND THEY DONT RUN AROUND SELLING COKE AND SHOOTING COPS..I SWEAR RAP IS THE ONLY MUSIC WHERE PEOPLE TALK SHIT ABOUT THE ARTISTS THEY DONT LIKE. DONT LISTEN TO IT THEN. GO FUCKIN PLAY WHATEVER U LIKE AND FIND A HOBBY. BUILD MODELS OR SOME SHIT

  • Acesun

    Anyone see the Irony in BET not playing the video and the titled being named, "Hold Me back." ?? HA Ha ha, Fat Bastard. BET Jammin him up...

  • www

    officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky officer ricky is a fake ass ganster whose real is real name is william leonard roberts fake fake fake fake and all of you who buy his fake gangster tales are dumb ass consumer chumps that fell for a fraud and have to pay for his fake gangster tales you suckas ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    "he still aint got the amount of dough he keeps braggin about. "gold" status albums don't make the kind of money that he's trying to portray" You do realize he probably tours non stop and makes ringtone money. Relax. It's just entertainment.

    • truthurts

      You do realize, there was a sentence after the one you just quoted. stating def jam, and its parental company universal music group recoups on every cent ross earns. not sure if he signed a 360 deal. however, there si no denying that ross has made money, his work ethic is insane, he hustles hard. that still don't mean everyone has to respect him as a person. as an artist, hats off to him for all his accomplishments. but i can't support a phony person. if u have to sell your soul and hide the "real" person u are/were. i can't respect that. i understand at the end of the day, it's just entertainment, it's just music. but yall can't stomach a person runnin around with fake gucci hats and shoes and they acting like its real. yall hate on that person for it. so why support someone who is fake, plus gettin your hard earned money. when confronted about it, he act like he ain't that person. in saying that, we should all feel sorry for rick ross. cuz it ain't even that serious, that dude should be looked at as a clown. i mean, i laugh every time i see him. lol

    • CHOLO

      ringtone money? what ringtones specifically? his biggest hit was Hustlin and that was like 6-7 years ago

  • Anonymous

    "pac got shot, pac went through the beef" And that's supposed to impress me?

    • Clueless

      No, jacka$$ you should be impressed with Pac's immense talent and realness. I like Ross for what he is, a rapper with great word play, but nothing he talks is real. But the ninja is paid, you cant deny that. Forbes has his wealth over 30 mill.

    • truthurts

      dunno. that's your choice i guess. it's what makes you an individual? no one said you HAD to be impressed. it's just a statement open for interpretation. kinda like listening to music...what u think is wack, might sound "impressive" to someone else.

  • CHOLO

    BET must be homophobic theres waaaaaay too many sweaty shirtless guys in one room. most of em look like crackheads too

  • d-nucks

    I guess BET is trying to do better...from the clips i've seen of the video...it ain't nuthin but a bunch of shirtless sweaty pants saggin niggaz jumpin around like oraungatans.....yellin these niggaz wanna hold me back........no Rick Ross...YOU ARE HOLDING THE BLACK COMMUNITY BACK WITH THEM BULLSHIT ASS IMAGES AND YO FAKE ASS CONTENT.

  • Anonymous

    he really pushing that wack ass song as a single ? hahaa

  • Anonymous

    "and then became a corrections officer" For one measly year. And he used to live in the burbs of Miami? Oh no! The nerve of that guy. He's supposed to be 100% truthful like Pac was (yeah right).

    • truthurts

      there is no double standards. yall just retarded. pac never denied poetry or ballet. ross denied his real life. smh. ashamed of his past. pac got shot, pac went through the beef, but he still gave u idiots meaningful songs. dear mamma, brendaz got a baby, changes. ross never sold sh*t, never shot sh*t, never had all this money he keeps talkin about, matter fact, he still aint got the amount of dough he keeps braggin about. "gold" status albums don't make the kind of money that he's trying to portray. not after defjam recoups on his videos, and all that food he eatin. and nigz please, if he lied about bein a correctional officer, why in the heeellll would u believe him when he says he sold that white to make that change. stop di*ck ridin and be real. smh, stop wasting my webspace.

    • Anonymous

      rael talk niggas need to stop with the double standards

    • Anonymous

      pac was a ballet dancer nuff said

  • koth561

    for yall nerd ass niggaz who dont know, da nigga Ross is bertified B^LOOD just like ya boy B^aby Koth561 M.O.B. Piru..don't get shit twisted..Suuuwoooo to da B^oss yall niggaz talkin dat Ck.O. shit, everybody know them pixs was fake..yall love to hate on da realest nigga in da game..its bl662d gang nigga B^ompton on mines

  • Anonymous

    How much you wanna bet they lift the ban when he appears on 106 and Park to promote the album.

  • Tito Trinidad

    LMAO @ TRYING TO ASSOCIATE OFFICER RICKY WITH ANYTHING REAL...FUCK OUTTA HERE..THEY NEED TO BAN THIS FAT ASS FRAUD ASS COP..GET THE FAKE OUT THE GAME..BRING BACK THE REAL!

  • Anonymous

    lol ... BET. nigga that channel is dead, died a while ago. I'd rather watch reality shows on MTV than 106. The Game is a good show though.

  • Anonymous

    its funny cause all he says in the song is these niggas wanna hold me back, these hoes wanna hold me back and thats exactly what they doin do his shitty video the song is garbage though

  • Anonymous

    Because.... It's SHIT!

  • Anonymous

    Yo Ross makes great music, but what the fuck is honest about him? He grew up in the suburbs of miami, for u dumb niggas that don't know what that means, that's whiteville, and then became a corrections officer, and all he talks about is sellin dope.. Wtf? y'all got honesty mixed up with bullshit.. Props to BET

  • Anonymous

    Z-Ro slim thug summer time video comen soon

  • Anonymous

    ...probably because the "song" sucks

  • nuc

    its too bad big media cant take better responsibility more often, this world of entertainers need to be held at a higher standard. good call BET. no need to support the prison system/ gun viloence on the streets.

  • 2Chainz is Bron James of the Rap Game

    Who watches bet anymore? 106 is for teenagers. In my castle the flat screens stay tuned in on MTV Jams or sportscenter

    • nuc

      co sign the SC always on. but as for BET, thats exactly the point, a bunch of asswipe easily influenced teenys, watching the idiot box and thinking what they see is real, and that thye should emulate it... malice of clipse honesty video - insert here.

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