Calloway Blasts BET Music Videos - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

Calloway Blasts BET Music Videos

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) _ The former co-host of BET's popular ``106 & Park'' show blasts what he calls the destructive messages of many of the show's most popular music videos.

A.J. Calloway co-hosted the show for five years with Free, whose given name is Marie Wright. Both left the show in July.

``I couldn't watch my own show with my niece on my lap,'' Calloway said this past week at South Carolina State University as part of the ``Black Student Today'' panel. The discussion focused on the impact of hip-hop music.

``Pick your five favorite songs,'' Calloway said. ``Write down every word that's in your favorite songs. Read it back to yourself and think about what that has put into your head.''

Calloway told the university audience he had vowed that after facing racism while growing up in New Jersey he would ``never do anything against my race.''

``I felt like I was hurting us by doing what I was doing,'' he said.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.