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Most Controversial & Banned Music Videos of All Time

t.A.T.u, “All the Things She Said”

The 2000 Ivan Shapovalov-directed music video for arguably the group’s most well-known hit was also the subject of much controversy, which largely shaped the controversial duo’s success.

The video was banned on MTV Russia due to its pro-LGBTQ stance and depiction of lesbianism, although a censored version removing any sexuality-related references was later used. The group also came under fire for being young teens depicting intimacy. Today Channel 4 presenter Richard Madeley demanded a boycott at the time: “We are being told that these girls actually have underage lesbian sex in real life and we are being told by their manager that he spotted a gap in the market – a pedophile gap in the market. That’s sick and it’s wrong,” he said.

Nicki Minaj, “Stupid Hoe”

Nicki‘s 2012 Hype Williams-directed music video for her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded song was banned by networks including BET, though an official reason was never given.

At the time, the LA Times speculated that reasons could include the song’s foul language, moments of nudity, gyrations and even a potential health hazard with the incredibly fast and frantic editing and flashing colors.

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