Whitney's performance of 'Get It Back/My Love Is Your Love' was edited down to just 'Get It Back' on MTV in the US last night.
There is no apparent reason for cutting out My Love Is Your Love - a song which is Top 20 on the US Airplay Chart and still in the Top 10 of the Hot100 reaching it's highest position just this week. Indeed, the performance was one of the highlights of the show.
When mailing, please do not use foul language but sound reasoning. We want MTV to listen, not to dismiss our complaints.
Whilst MTV reserves the right to edit the show to cater for the demographics of their viewership, clearly a performance by an artist they describe themselves as being renewed and newly relevant should not then by subject to such blatant disregard and butchery.
It is noteworthy that whilst the US MTV Music Award winners are nominated and selected by some form of panel (hence the usual same winners and nominees each year), the MTV Europe award winners are selected by the viewers of the channel. Whitney Houston's win was on the fan's say so and her performance was clearly warranted and relevant to the show.
Voicing opinions about this to MTV is the only way in which to bring about change in the way the channel operates and some of it's curious decisions to exclude globally relevant artists from programming are questionable.
NEWSFILE: 21 NOVEMBER 1999
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