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Most Controversial & Banned Music Videos of All Time

The music icons of our day love to push boundaries and challenge the public – with their sound, their style, and of course, their controversial music videos.

Some of our favorite pop entertainers, rappers and rock stars have made music videos that have tested the limits of what is acceptable on network television – and, in some cases, they’ve even benefitted from the allure and added curiosity of having their music videos banned from networks.

From flashing ample amounts of skin, to violence and gore, to inciting outrage with controversial political views, to potentially even causing harm from flashing visual elements, there’ve been all different reasons why music videos from top stars were not allowed to see light of day. (And sometimes, the stars go on to regret their biggest hits.)

We’ve gathered up some of the most controversial, banned music videos over the years. Are there any music videos from your favorite artists that also sparked a ton of controversy? Sound off in the comments!

Click through the slideshow to see all of the music videos…

M.I.A. Reveals She Is Anti-Vaccination, Would 'Choose Death' Instead

M.I.A. is opening up about her anti-vaccination stance.

The 44-year-old “Bad Girls” music star expressed her opinion about science and medication in a series of tweets amid the ongoing health crisis on Wednesday (March 25).

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“If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death,” she wrote.

When a follower asked why she was anti-vaccine, she wrote: “Most of science is in bed with business. Business is in bed with banks, banks are in bed with tech, techs in bed with us, we re in bed with corona. Corona is in bed with science. So on… the best is prevention.”

Another fan expressed their disappointment with her stance as an anti-vaxxer: “Yeah in America they made me vaccinate my child before the school admission. It was the hardest thing. To not have choice over this as a mother. I never wanna feel that again. He was so sick for 3 weeks then Docs had to pump him with antibiotics to reduce the fever from 3 vaxins.”

She also went on to say that she did not like having choice taken away from her children: “As an adult you have choice! By then you’ve built your immune system. You have a choice as an ‘adult’ wishing you all good health.

“Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die. You can make it without stressing the medical systems. Just breathe. You are going to be ok. You can make it through without jumping in the frying pan. You are fine. All the vaccines you ve already had is enough to see you through,” she later added.

M.I.A.‘s tweets come amid reports of a coronavirus vaccine in the works amid the pandemic.

See her tweets…

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Look Back at Coachella Photos From 10 Years Ago!

Coachella‘s first weekend kicks off tomorrow (April 12) and we’re taking a look back at the famous music festival from 2009 – 10 years ago!

Things looked a lot different at Coachella back in 2009. The first thing that is noticeable is there were way fewer celebrities in attendance!

One major sighting at the 2009 Coachella was Reese Witherspoon with her boyfriend at the time, Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair dated from 2007-2009.

Other celebs seen at the event were Paris Hilton with Doug Reinhardt, David Hasselhoff, Travis Barker, Paul McCartney, Flavor Flav, Steve Aoki, M.I.A., and more. We’ve also included atmosphere shots to see how different things looked 10 years ago.

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M.I.A. Attends Premiere of 'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.' Documentary in New York City!

M.I.A. is in the house for the premiere of her new film!

The music superstar attended the opening night of her new documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. during the New Directors/New Films Festival at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday night (March 28) in New York City.

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Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. was directed by Stephen Loveridge, and follows M.I.A.‘s journey as both a musician and a political activist for the Tamil people in her native Sri Lanka.

Stephen, who attended art school with M.I.A., documents the artist in the film. It’s described as “a nuanced and intimate portrait of a woman finding her roots, voice, and stardom, and a deeply personal statement from a pop star yearning to express herself.”

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M.I.A. Hits The Desert In 'Finally' Music Video - Watch Here!

M.I.A. has shared a brand new music video for her song “Finally,” and you can watch it right here!

The clip, directed by Vivianne Sassen, sees the 41-year-old entertainer singing in the desert and laying down on top of a moving car as she address her haters: “Finally what haters say about me don’t worry me / I keep it moving forward to what’s ahead of me.”

Finally” is off M.I.A.‘s most recent album AIM, which was released last year.

This year, M.I.A. has been confirmed as the curator for the 2017 Meltdown Festival‘s line-up and programme, and will perform at the festival June 18th.

Watch the music video below…


M.I.A. – ‘Finally’ (Music Video)

M.I.A. Debuts Epic 'P.O.W.A' Music Video - Watch Here!

M.I.A. lies in a truck bed filled with yellow and pink flowers in the just released music video for her latest single “P.O.W.A“!

The song is off the 41-year-old singer’s fifth studio album A.I.M., which was released back in September.

P.O.W.A” references Barack Obama, Osama Bin Laden and several pop stars like Madonna and Ariana Grande.

“I’m not Rihanna/ I’m not Madonna/ I’m not Mariah/ Or Ariana,” M.I.A sings on one of the verses. “I’m been around in this world causing drama/ The real spice girl, hot girl power.”

Watch the music video below…


M.I.A. – ‘P.O.W.A’ (Music Video)

M.I.A Wins Her First-Ever European Award At Q Awards 2016!

M.I.A strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the 2016 StubHub Q Awards held at The Roundhouse on Wednesday (November 2) in London, England.

The 41-year-old rapper was joined at the event by Best Solo Artist winner James Bay, Best Act In The World Today winners Matt Bellamy and his band Muse, Melanie C, Best Track winners Bastille, Best Breakthrough Act winner Jack Garratt, Q Hero award winner Meat Loaf, Blondie‘s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, U2 members The Edge, David Evans and Adam Clayton.

“Thank you @QMagazine for being brave enough to actually give me an award in these times!,” M.I.A tweeted after winning Q Innovation In Sound. “The first ever 1 in Europe Eva.”


StubHub Q Awards 2016: M.I.A.

40+ pictures inside of M.I.A and others at the 2016 StubHub Q AwardsMore Here! »

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