BET has pissed quite a few people off here lately. Ever since the company was swallowed up by media conglomerate Viacom, which also owns VH1 and MTV - the network has lost its soul.
Protesters are still calling BET "a modern-day minstrel show". Now singer Michelle Williams has exposed the network on her blog saying BET execs refuse to play her music because it isn't "urban enough". Writes Michelle:
"A lot of you guys are wondering why it's not on BET!!! Well how can I say this without starting any drama........it may not be "urban" enough!!! Whatever the hell that means!!! (this is the political foolishness we artists go through on a daily basis)"
Now this is the same BET that recently named gossip blogger Perez Hilton for one of its Top 5 blogs awards.
What part of Perez Hilton's blog is urban? That blog is hands down the most racist blog on the Internets. You would think that BET would give that spot to another urban blogger especially since Perez Hilton couldn't give a damn about BET or anybody up there unless they're cutting him a check.
Does the other urban bloggers on that list have a chance in hell against him? What's the point? Oh yeah I forgot, his show is on VH1 which is owned by Viacom which owns BET.