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BET Picked a Great Week to Ban Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Video

For unspecified reasons that probably have something to do with Nicki's much-discussed and be-thonged posterior, BET will not be airing the seizure-inducing video for Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe." Several concerned bloggers have tried to figure out what, exactly, in the "Stupid Hoe" video offended BET's sensibilities — the ass shots? the 52 hoes? the Shakira cribbing? (the capuchin?!) — but Vulture is more interested and impressed with the promotional timing at work here. Banning "Stupid Hoe" ensures that thousands of curious and scandal-happy Nicki fans will now Google the video, and when they do, they will be reminded, with big pink type, that Minaj will be performing at the Super Bowl this very Sunday. Well played, everyone! See you for more ass-related outrage on Monday.