Curtis speaks with MTV UK about the double standards in music video censorship. Sparked by Lady Gaga & Beyonce’s latest.
“It’s interesting how [the censors] let things go. Standards on each artist are held completely different. The ‘P—y [Wagon].’ I’d like to see them leave that [license plate] clear and not blur it out when I make my next vehicle and it has the ‘P—y Wagon’ in it. You know? It’s interesting they let that fly. ‘It’s Britney, bitch!’ Nobody has a problem with that, but if I say, ‘It’s 50, bitch,’ they say, ‘Oh my God! You gotta edit that.’
“It’s their personal perception of your intentions,” 50 added about censors. “There’s actually a shot [in ‘Telephone’] at the table in the diner where it’s just [breasts]. It looks great. But if I shot the same shot in my music video, they would make me edit it immediately. Even if I had a female talent that was a recognizable talent that I asked to be a part of the project, they wouldn’t let that go. They’d think in some way you are taking advantage of a woman for marketing purposes. It’s different standards. They’ll ask [me] to ask tell the girl to not turn around … if she’s dancing, for her to not turn around [in my video]. That’s the whole J.Lo show! It’s interesting, the standards they place on each artists.”
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