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BET Banned Teairra Mari & Soulja Boy's "Sponsor" Video?

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Well this is some ish.  We got a letter from someone who is from Teairra Mari's team that BET has banned her and Soulja Boy's video for "Sponsor". 

Apparently BET has deemed the video as detrimental to young women because it supposedly teaches them to get paid for sex/relations with men.  Which is debatable in itself.  And Teairra's people say this is a blatant double standard in the industry.

 

The drama when you read on...

 

We actually confirmed this afternoon that BET indeed is giving the video a much harder time airing.  All because the station execs are weary of the message.  Here's the letter we received:

I was informed that 106 and Park, a source for African Americans to promote their music, have banned Teairra Mari's song Sponsor and other projects from surfacing on their channel. No one else will report because they don't want to put it on blast. I feel bad for the underdogs because they are not given a fair chance and its even worse when your own kind won't promote you. What's bad about Sponsor that overshadows any work that Lil Wayne, Ludacris, and many others have showcased on BET? Why is it, do you think, that booty shaking and such is allowed but a video by a woman encouraging others to make it is bad. Why is it that Lil Wayne can perform "Every Girl In the World" with his daughter on stage, but women artists have to be "appropriate". I understand if they would at least let Teairra come on the show to explain the concept behind the song. It just seems like a shady business where people who have made it have certain control over those that haven't
 through shady connections.

I know people may say "well who checkin' for..." but what if these people actually had a chance in the business if it wasn't so shady?

 

Why am I not surprised by this type of foolishness from the network?  Did BET not watch until the end when Teairra clearly displays her own Black Card after going on a day of shopping sprees and such?  Yes, the video made you believe Soulja Boy was her sponsor and yes the words of the song do ask a male to "sponsor a lifestyle" in one way or another.  But is it not the same when male artists so openly show in their videos how they're buying up the stores for their groupie/jump off who trailing behind all happy and aimlessly.  So that type of basic ish is ok? But when a woman is buying her own ish and/or putting it out there that her man can buy her whatever he pleases, it becomes a problem? 

 

I'm not going to go into the conspiracy theory glaring me in my eye concerning BET rather having women look like jump offs or used as booty shakers than look like they're in control of their own situation.  Nope...not gonna do it.  Peep the video for yourselves and speak on it:

 

 

 

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yea that is messed up but hey

yea that is messed up but hey looks to me like once agaun men power over women
Anonymous's picture

I LOVE THIS SONG I ALL WAYS

I LOVE THIS SONG I ALL WAYS LOOK AT IT!
carol's picture

I LOVE THIS SONG I ALL WAYS

I LOVE THIS SONG I ALL WAYS LOOK AT IT!
carol's picture

i love this song and i first

i love this song and i first heard it on a tv music station then on bright house music on demand i dont understand what could be possibly wrong with this video in this video it shows she do have her own black card but the song speaks about her man wanting to buy her things that she like what is wrong with that it speaks on stuff that happens to some females i still love this song and i dont see why they cant play this video
Anonymous's picture

I find nothing wrong with the

I find nothing wrong with the video! And the man that rightfully owned BET sold it to a white man!! which was stupid! Lil Wayne runnin around wantin to drop the world on yo f**** head, Wacka talkin about influencing drug music, and Teairra Mari cant have a sponsor??!!! What if everybody stopped watching BET because they're not supportive?? I think They need to go ahead and air Teairra Mari's vid!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Yea lol as im watching the

Yea lol as im watching the video i notice her name is on the card all along even when she hands it to him i paused it IT HER NAME!!! lol b.e.t tripping they just grabbed what they needed to ban it and thats bs i Love this song and dont find a thing wrong with it i say Woohoo!!! for ladies sh*t men out here getting money she getting her money too and pamperin herself and if she did wanna have some affair with a dude thats her own biz she didnt show anything like dat on the video so.......
Chakinah-'s picture

BET CAN SUCK THIS BIG FAT

BET CAN SUCK THIS BIG FAT DICK!
Anonymous's picture

Who created the boycott? and

Who created the boycott? and where do I send my boycotts...this is a great start...we should ban all videos that promote negative images to BLACK CHILDREN...Make no mistake...thats who they are targeting...106 and Park is a young impressionable audience...
King James's picture

male rap videos promote the

male rap videos promote the same thing so if they are not going to play this on they shouldn't play video's with men demeaning women...and over 80% of videos on bet do just that....personaly i love this video and i think they should play it especally if they play one's with men saying simular things in their videos
ItDontMatter's picture

male rap videos promote the

male rap videos promote the same thing so if they are not going to play this on they shouldn't play video's with men demeaning women...and over 80% of videos on bet do just that....personaly i love this video and i think they should play it especally if they play one's with men saying simular things in their videos
ItDontMatter's picture

Okay, true, but do you think

Okay, true, but do you think its cool for lil wayne to say what he say, and wacca? oh yeah an yung berg was talkin about givin the business! This arguement is so stupid!! BET needs to get a damn clue and air what sales!
Anonymous's picture

Why is BET on stank mode! It

Why is BET on stank mode! It was nothing wrong with the video! How can they say it's giving out the wrong message, when BET got NastY ASS Rocsi working there after she has sexed somebody husband! Now that is sending out the wrong message!
Anonymous's picture

How the hell do they ban this

How the hell do they ban this and wanna show Rihanna's "Rudeboy" video on BET??? Gimme a damn break....This is what u call BS!!!
Teedee's picture

i love this song nd i

i love this song nd i personal dont find anything wrong with it BET should broadcast it nd not be so close mined
Anonymous's picture

i wouldnt be surprised if her

i wouldnt be surprised if her old label had something to do with that
Anonymous's picture

First off BET wants to act

First off BET wants to act like they're above everyone else and suddenly have standards now when Rocsi on 106& park was sleeping around with Lisa raye's husband wow..Teairra Mari is a young black woman singing a song, just because she sings it doesn't mean she lives it just like Wayne doesn't want to f**k every chic in the world. BET plays on the regular Little Freak, which talks about a girl putting her hands in another girls pants and having a ménage but when a young lady talks about getting money they want to judge..They can judge after they fire that whore Rocsi sleeping with a married man lol BET makes me laugh..!!
Read This!!'s picture

ARE YOU SERIOUS BET?? If

ARE YOU SERIOUS BET?? If you're going to ban Teairra's video, then you should've banned Trey songz last two videos, that was nothing but soft core porn, way worst than her video. Why didn't ya'll ban that?! Are you sayin' It is okay if a male artist to come out with whatever they want but not for a female artist?? That is definitely some double standard mess...Whatever BET! ya'll are some straight buffoons'
Coco Bea's picture

sum1 made a good pt about

sum1 made a good pt about this song that makes sense: the song isn't saying she's LOOKING for a sponsor..she says she's "got herself" one..if she were out searching for a man to specifically take care of her THAT would be more like a golddigger, but she already has a man that does not mind being her sponsor and accepting that she is her own as well. There are lots of men (husbands, boyfriends, dates) who ENJOY spending money on the women they love and vice versa.
Anonymous's picture

Well this is ridiculous now

Well this is ridiculous now they have gone too far! I think the video is cute! If they wanna comment on how provocative her video is wait til they read the Lyrics to "Wocka Flocka Flame "!C'mon "Drug deal music, hey I influence" if that aint provocative IDK what is!
Salena's picture

Well this is ridiculous now

Well this is ridiculous now they have gone too far! I think the video is cute! If they wanna comment on how provocative her video is wait til they read the Lyrics to "Wocka Flocka Flame "!C'mon "Drug deal music, hey I influence" if that aint provocative IDK what is!
Salena's picture

MAYBE I AM NOT HEARING

MAYBE I AM NOT HEARING SOMETHING THAT BET AND OTHERS ARE HEARING...BUT WHERE DOES SHE SAY THAT I AM SEXING YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BUYING ME ALL THIS STUFF OR GOING TO? BELIEVE IT OR NOT SOME DUDES ACTUALLY LIKE GIVING FEMALES MONEY FOR NOTHING (ESPECIALLY IF THEY SEE YOU OUT TRYING TO MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN). IT MAKES THEM LOOK BIG. BUT AT THE END OF THE VID IT CLEARLY SHOWS SHE STOPPED SOULJA BOY B/C SHE HAD HER OWN.....BET FAIL :(.....BUT ITS OK TO SHOW BEYONCE'S VIDEO PHONE, THAT PROMOTES SEXTING AND RHI'S RUDE BOI AND WE ARE NOT EVEN GOING TO IN ON THE GUYS CRAP....YEAH THERE ARE SOME PPL BEHIND THIS......SIDE NOTE: LOVE THE NEW SITE:)
Anonymous's picture

What man do you know thats

What man do you know thats giving away money for free?
Melissa 's picture

lol thank u. I kno the

lol thank u. I kno the channel who's main show is tiny and toya and every other ignorant show they have on all day long is not talking about sending out negative messages
Anonymous's picture

Out of all the damaging ish

Out of all the damaging ish they've aired on BET, they decide to put their foot down with this?? wow First of all, When I initially heard this song on the radio, I found it absolutely disturbing and I would definitely ban it - right along with 90% of the other videos aired on BET. (Whoops, there goes the entire format of 106th and Park.) The problem is, if BET bans this vid, they should ban ALL others like it and they don't. It's akin to saying it's okay for men to pimp women out but not for women to pimp themselves (let's be real - that's what it is). It's like making prostitution without a pimp illegal, but prostitution with a pimp legal. It's okay for the men to degrade us but self degradation is suddenly out of line? Go figure. The bottom line is, wrong is wrong. If they ban this video, they should ban ALL of the vids with male artists reducing women to bouncing tits and ass that spout p***y when a dollar is produced. Until that happens, they have no right to ban "Sponsor". If BET decides to clean up its act, it needs to go all the way.
Res's picture

Sponsor; Definition: Person

Sponsor; Definition: Person who helps, promotes... Lets be serious, there are worse videos out there. BET get a fucking life...
DaRealistChick's picture

We should boycot... We have

We should boycot... We have to take a stand... Its clear that someone its making their own rules regaurdless of law.. shit has to stop somewhere.. if you serious email me.. i am now creating a website with details nicole_sharp@ymail.com
Nicole's picture

I don't understand why they

I don't understand why they won't play "Sponsor" and it goes with a movie and say that it is telling young girls to use their bodies for sex but they are playing Usher's "Little Freak" which has Nikki Minaj soliciting women to have three-somes with Usher. Please BET get it together. I would rather watch the "Sponsor" video -at least at the end of the video she is using her "own" money. And for the people saying "Ew" and "i would never" - probably have done a lot worst in their lifetime.
tj's picture

THIS IS CRAZY THEY WANT TO

THIS IS CRAZY THEY WANT TO BAN THIS VIDEO, BUT DAMN NEAR EVERY WHITE VIDEO STATION I TURN TO THEY'RE SHOWING GAGA'S TELEPHONE VID(SIDE EYE) GAGA'S VAJAJAY AND TITS ARE ALL UP AND THRU THE VID...WHERE THE HELL WAS ALL THIS SENSORSHIP BACK IN THE DAY WHEN IT WAS NEEDED BCUZ LETS KEEP IT REAL GIRLS ARE GETTING PREGNANT AT 15 SO I DONT THINK TEIARRA MARI'S VIDEO WOULD INSTALL PRINCIPLES THAT MOST OF THESE FAST ASS LITTLE GIRLS DONT ALREADY HAVE!!!!AND BSIDES ITS NOT THE MEDIA'S JOB TO RAISE CHILDREN/TEACH KIDS WRONG FROM RIGHT...IT'S PARENTS THAT HAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR RAISING THESE WAYWARD KIDS WRONG!!AND I'M DONE
niek's picture

Sounds like someone very

Sounds like someone very popular in the game right now is threatened by Tierra Marie so they get people to pull stunts like this that is F'N RIDICULOUS!! BET LETS STAND BY OUR PEOPLE if you gonna ban this video PLEASE BANN EVERY OTHER VIDEO THAT SENDS A BAD MESSAGE AND START PLAYING PEOPLE LIKE INDIA ARIE ALL DAY!!!! U F"N HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!! THE VIDEO AND SONG IS HOT!!!!!!!! STOP HATING!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

BET is a trip! They should

BET is a trip! They should either MOVE 106 and Park to LATE NIGHT when children SHOULD be sleepin' and let Rocsi and Terrence tired selves work later and show some EDUCATIONAL shows in replace of 106's earlier time slot if they are TRULY worried about the message children might get. Cuz right about now I smell sumthin' fishy like maybe sum1 tryna block this gurl's shine. Sum1 is threatened because Teairra can actually sing and if people like Ke$ha can be on top for merely talking, just imagine what this gurl who actually has talent would be able to do! BET...do better! We can all see how shady they are that's why they don't want to release a statement!
Anonymous's picture

whoever wrote this article is

whoever wrote this article is fucking dumbass. this song appeals to our young black girls, and it rhythmically burns a message directly into their subconscious mind state. a fragile and delicate place, which in today's world is caught somewhere btwn video whore's and the FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY OF THE USA. guess which way a song about doing sexual favors for material goods sways their delicate minds? seriously, why even come to the defense of some bullshit like this? I can understand being offended if she was talking about using her intelligence to overcome adversity and got pulled from bet. But the bitch is glorifying whoring herself for shoes. Not a message I want my daughters/nieces/cousins hearing. Good work BET.
A.J.'s picture

yea but what they are saying

yea but what they are saying is if they are gonna ban this video they might as well ban the even worse videos they allow to play to mess up childrens minds. there are music videos playing on bet that shouldnt even b allowed to play. its not fair...its all about fairness
la's picture

People like u miss the point.

People like u miss the point. She NEVER SAYS she does anything in exchange to get anything. She spends her OWN money. People like you should pay attention to the FULL video and LISTEN before you attack. Children ultimately learn what's wrong and right from parents, so if parents don't have their own ish together and pay attention, how do they expect to pass the right memo down to their kids?
Anonymous's picture

The whole parent argument is

The whole parent argument is weak! If you think kuds or even adults are nit influenced by the media their environment friends etc. than you are the fool. People use parents as an excuse for what they make money doing. I agree that fairness is the issue in this matter but disagree that parents are to blame for every mistep a child makes. God made nobody free of sin thus parents children and society all play a role in what happens to us all!!
Anonymous's picture

The whole parent argument is

The whole parent argument is weak! If you think kuds or even adults are nit influenced by the media their environment friends etc. than you are the fool. People use parents as an excuse for what they make money doing. I agree that fairness is the issue in this matter but disagree that parents are to blame for every mistep a child makes. God made nobody free of sin thus parents children and society all play a role in what happens to us all!!
Anonymous's picture

Man this is bull, they show

Man this is bull, they show usher and nickki Minaj Lil Freak Video her ass talk about fuckin some chick what does that tell young girls, its okay to be a lil freak and fuck everybody ....no diffrent.
Anonymous's picture

Could it be that this is the

Could it be that this is the beginning of a change at BET and not just a double-standard? Instead of insisting that both men AND women be able to perpetrate and perpetuate nonsense, why not protest and boycott ALL of it?
HeavnsGirl's picture

b/c thats clearly not the

b/c thats clearly not the case, the maj of the mainstream videos r dirty r "sponsered" so it will continue 2 circulate and tierra marie was referrin to her label in order to get hers
Anonymous's picture

Sounds like someone has been

Sounds like someone has been whispering in BET's ear....Can anyone say "Matthew Knowles"...I'm just saying!!!
ATL Bama Girl's picture

Good because Teairra Mari

Good because Teairra Mari can't sing anyway!
Sassy's picture

BET cant be serious?! That

BET cant be serious?! That don't even make sense...smh what a dumb double standard to do indeed...hopefully what they did gets more shine and it isnt swept under the rug :/...sumn tells me it will be tho :/!
CINNA's picture

F*** BET!! NEXT!!!!!!

F*** BET!! NEXT!!!!!!
IamCarmenS's picture

This is the exact reason why

This is the exact reason why I do NOT watch BET. You can play lollipop over and over and over for weeks which was about sucking di*k. You can let Lil Wayne and Drake bring out a bunch of little underage girls while they sing and rap the song about f*cking every single girl in the world including Miley Cyrus and deaf woman. This is the same station that let Rocsi keep her job after she banged Lisa Rayes husband and we all knew about it. This is the same station that shows a non ending stream of stereotypical videos portraying blacks in a negative light. You want to ban this young lady's video for what again????? We need to bombard BET with e-mailss telling them to play her damn video. I don't watch but please don't tell me they play rude boy which is about finding a man with a big ol di*k with full erectile function.....(loves the song however).......BET proves again why they suck. i will not even get on the tired reality shows (College Hill), (Keysha Cole) and more..,......NEXT!!!!!!
Lady T's picture

great comment u touch base on

great comment u touch base on everything!
Anonymous's picture

Funny all this coming from

Funny all this coming from the station that did uncut videos.
Anonymous's picture

womp. vid is garbage.

womp. vid is garbage.
trjunk's picture

all the booty shaken video it

all the booty shaken video it have on bet they tripping
Anonymous's picture

BET is a mess and a H.A.M at

BET is a mess and a H.A.M at that REGARDLESS of what standards they set. It wont surprise me when they come up with a piss poor excuse for why Sponsor is NOT on their page and why they HAVEN'T played it. The same thing happened with her other song! BET...Bye!
Anonymous's picture

teairra mari just tweeted

teairra mari just tweeted that this story is "totally not true" and I believe her. you bloggers are getting messy for attention. posting bogus emails could damage this lil girls comeback . For a sec I thought I was on another website. tell me is this ybf or Mediatakeout??? dont get caught up in your own foolywang. sounds like someone got some money to post this BS,
Anonymous's picture

Watch wen BET lie and say

Watch wen BET lie and say they didn't and quickly present this as the 'New Joint" next week, lol! Who wanna bet they will all deny it? I'm soooo over BET!
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