Bet Uncut was one of the most famous adult oriented television shows on cable television. The show garnered a cult following as the main premise of the videos shown were associated with over sexualized images of women and cheap lyrics.The shows agenda was to show music videos who’s taste complemented the lower standard of decency.. The show was broadcast at 2 in the morning because of the content usually associated with the programming.Aside from showing lewd videos, BET Unct also served as a medium for lesser known artists to get their music out to the music buying public..
The BET Uncut tv show design was to broadcast cheaply made music videos. With the lack of a budget, many artists used semi nude women dancing in their videos as their main selling point. This served as a powerful tool for many hip hop artists who were not signed to a major label to get their product out to the masses. Artists on major labels such as Chingy, Ludcaris and Nelly all used BET Uncut as a way to promote their new album by making videos exclusively for BET Uncut.
BET Uncut had its share of famous stars and moments. Unknown rappers such as Joker the Bailbondsman, Mighty Casey and Precha are just a few of the rappers who gained notoriety because of the BET Uncut show. These memorable figures became show favorites based on their video or the content of the song. The more low budget the video appeared to be, was the more popular it became BET Uncut often times bordered on the comedic, as the quality and content of the music videos were so bad, that is was more a comedy than anything of value.
The BET Uncut show also had its share of controversy. There were many people who felt that the show degraded women and continuously showed them in various situations that encouraged the disrespect of women. The controversy surrounding the show reached its peak in the year 2003, when hip hop star Nelly released the number one BET Uncut video ever, Tip Drill. The Tip Drill video was created with the intention for it to be aired on Uncut. The video achieved this and far expected the intention it was originally created for
BET uncut was cancelled in 2006, ending what many claimed to be BET’s most popular and controversial show.People think that Viacaom, parent company of BET, caved into the pressure and controversy that surrounded the show. Even though BET Uncut was cancelled, the show continues to live on in cyberspace. People can watch the famous videos on sites such as Youtube