The BBC says a rap song broadcast on Asian Network and Radio 1 did not meet its editorial standards and will not be played again.
The track, Chaabian Boyz by Frenzo Harami, has been accused of glamorising sexual exploitation, for lyrics which refer to profiting from a prostitution ring. Harami rapped:
I got 20 white girls... laying on their backs for P [money]
The song received limited plays on late-night shows hosted by Kan D Man and Bobby Friction, who described it as proper grimy, grimy, grimy. Although it was edited to remove swearing, the rest of the lyrical content apparently went unchecked.
In a statement, the BBC said:
A version of the track which did not meet our editorial standards was played on Asian Network produced shows, in error.