Killer Mike Claims BET Banned His "Burn" Video

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Killer Mike Claims BET Banned His "Burn" Video

Mike Bigga blasts BET, says they banned his video "Burn" and adds that it shouldn't go unnoticed by the masses. He asks, "Do Blood gang members they regularly show 'tone down?'"

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. 

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.

Have we as American and Hip Hop head gotten so Lazy and Apathetic that we let #Burn http://t.co/6IPAPQT Go unnoticed by the masses.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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. 

I on the behalf of the poor and disenfranchised aks u to reconsider the decision NOT to play #Burn @StephenGHill & @BET http://t.co/6IPAPQTless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

@BET because of Teen summit and Rap City showing, Cube, PE, Goodie Mob and other Videos i grew smarter http://t.co/6IPAPQT Why not play thisless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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." 

If the violence in #Burn Offended you @BET we cuda shown it at nite and had a discussion with kids around it but to NOT play it is Shameful!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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.

Folks say http://t.co/6IPAPQT Is too real. Well aint yall tired of FAKE SHIT! I expect @BET to play #Truth not Just Fantasy.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

How can a man named @TweetsOfFreedom ask me to "Tone Down" for @BET. Do Blood gang members they regularly show "Tone Down"less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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.

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