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Throwback Thursday - Why Cypress Hill Was Banned By SNL [VIDEO]

August 29, 2019

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a Throwback Thursday video (my bad), but we’re back at it.  Today we’re taking a trip to October 2nd of 1993.  That was the day Cypress Hill became the first hip hop act to be banned from SNL.

It wasn’t due to a political rant, which is why Kanye West was the most recent rap act to be banned by the show.  The devil’s lettuce is what got em’ boxed out.  Despite the show’s producers telling them “no, don’t do that” multiple times, the group said screw it and smoked a joint on stage during their second performance of the night.  Video of this incident, my friends, is today’s Throwback clip of the week.  Check it out.