Nas ft. Puff Daddy "Hate Me Now" cut content (lost uncut music video; 1999)


"Hate Me Now" Music Video (uncut)
A still from the uncut video.
A still from the uncut video.
Status Lost

In early 1999, a music video directed by Hype Williams was produced for Nas' single "Hate Me Now", featuring Puff Daddy. The video gained controversy for its depiction of the two rappers being crucified among other things.

Before the video aired, Puff Daddy, being a devout Catholic, spoke to his priest and decided that he wanted his crucifixion scene cut from the video. However, when it aired on April 15, 1999, the original cut was accidentally shown, and within minutes, Puff Daddy had burst into the office of Steve Stoute (Nas' manager) with several bodyguards and struck Stoute over the head with a champagne bottle, allegedly taking the master tape afterwards. This led to a lawsuit being filed against Puff Daddy by Stoute that it was later settled out of court.

Apart from a single still of Puff Daddy on the cross, the original cut of the video hasn't been seen since, and unless someone watching happened to tape it, it's unlikely to ever be released.

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"Hate Me Now" music video (cut version).

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Kitty-Chan

13 months ago
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Here's a still from the uncut video of Puff Daddy/Diddy/whatever he calls himself these days on the cross - http://i.imgur.com/OJTSwBf.jpg. Taken from this article which doesn't have a link to the video sadly - http://begin...satanic-rap/
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Anonymous user #1

12 days ago
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It was shown on that days episode of total request live, so we have a pretty good lead already
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Anonymous user #1

11 days ago
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The lead was actually less good than I thought. For some weird reason, on any website that has archived episodes of the show, there is a huge gap between November 1998 and February 2000, meaning that any episode that aired in 1999, including the one that showed the uncut hate me now video is nowhere to be found. I can assume it was p
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Anonymous user #1

11 days ago
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What I meant to say before accidentally posting that last comment was that I can assume it was part of season 2, as season 2 only had 2 episodes listed (though that's nothing considering that those sites also had seasons 11-17 missing).
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