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.”
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