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Nicki Minaj: BET Bans Star Rapper's Explicit New Video For 'Stupid Hoe'

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Nicki Minaj has used shock value to stay in the spotlight and to standout from other hip-hop acts. But it looks like her latest video for BET went a little too far.

The network is refusing to show "Stupid Hoe," according to TMZ. The network, which had long been criticized for airing sexually suggestive music videos, wouldn't say why they chose to keep the clip off the air, but TMZ cites sources that said the video — in which Nicki repeat the refrain "You a stupid hoe" over and over and shows what appears to be her bare buttocks — to be too raunchy.

The video hasn't been getting much love on YouTube either:as of this morning, nearly two-thirds of all the people who voted on the video have "disliked it."