BET Uncut served as a medium for lesser known artists to promote themselves and their music. Rappers on major labels such as 50 Cent, Ludacris and Nelly used BET Uncut as a way to showcase some of their more risque or adult themed videos. The two factors that made BET Uncut so succesful was the cheap and overly sexual videos. The cheap videos added a sense of comedy as most of these artists music sucked or they tried to potray a lifestyle that viewers know was fake.
BET Uncut Controversy
The BET Uncut show always had its share of detractors. There were many people who felt that the show was poor in taste and was a tool to just promote women as sex objects. This came to a boil when Nelly released the most infamous video in BET Uncut history. The Nelly video, Tip Drill, was as raunchy and sexual as BEt Uncut videos came. You had women in bikini's dancing suggestively and the most infamous part, was the time Nelly took his credit card and slid it down a womans backside. There was a firestorm that started to brew as more people became disgusted with the video.
Nelly was scheduled to appear at Spellman college to promote bone marrow awareness. He was accosted with a statement from student groups from Spellman. "We can't continue to support artists and images that exploit our women and put us out there as over-sexed, nonintelligent human beings.... Our stand is not a heartless attack against Nelly, but it's opposition to the hip hop culture we helped create by buying the music and supporting the videos.
Another controversial Irony was the fact that BET Uncut was followed by the religious show Robert Tilton's Success-N-Life.
The Top 10 BET Uncut Music Videos
These are the top 10 BET Uncut videos. Some of the better ones are missing due to them not being available online. They are not in any particular order, but it is just a taste of what BET Uncut was all about.
#1 Nelly - Tip Drill
#2 Mighty Casey - White Girls
#3 Ludacris - Pu**y Poppin (Booty Poppin)
50 Cent - Disco Inferno
Joker the Bailbondsman - Club Hoppin
504 Boyz - Wobble Wobble
Joker the Bailbondsman feat Bizzy bone - Uh huh
Crazy Al Cayne - T & A
Precha - Wiggle It
Contraband - Wiggle It