Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Highly Censored Hip-Hop Grammy Performance, CBS Responds

CBS just dropped an official statement concerning the bullshit they pulled late Sunday night by bleeping out whole sentences at a time for one or none curse words already self-censored by ill, professional rappers. "It was a rousing musical performance, but words were edited from the live telecast that didn't meet our broadcast standards," said CBS spokesman Chris Ender. "We have great respect for artists' creative freedom, but there are certain things you can't say, or sing, on television." Uh, sure but entire sentences were chopped out, ruining one of the biggest and only Hip-Hop performances of the night. It's 2010 and you're telling me there isn't a better way to censor out one or two words? Shitty-quality, unedited footage of the performance shows the guys were for the most part editing themselves anyway. And what if one or two words and references slipped? Jay-Z gets away with talking coke prices, and drug references on the World Series and on the steps of City Hall, but Eminem isn't allowed to say "butt-fuck this game up". It's a travesty if you ask me.

*I exaggerated that last part but I'm still pretty pissed, and I hope the Grammys are not on old time CBS next year.

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