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Most Controversial & Banned Music Videos of All Time

Music superstars love to push buttons and challenge the status quo – with their sound, their style, and of course, their music videos.

Some of our favorite pop entertainers, rappers and rock stars have created 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 of the banned material.

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…

Machine Gun Kelly Covers Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain' by Marilyn Manson's Request - Watch! (Video)

Machine Gun Kelly is putting his spin on a Rihanna song!

The 30-year-old musician, who has been recording covers amid the global health crisis, released his version of “Love on the Brain” on Wednesday (April 22).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Machine Gun Kelly

For Day 21 of his cover series, dubbed the Lockdown Sessions, he took a call with none other than Marilyn Manson, who made the surprising request.

Find out how other stars are entertaining themselves in quarantine.

Watch Machine Gun Kelly‘s cover….

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Charlie Puth Goes Colorful at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020

Charlie Puth arrives in style for the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 28-year-old singer/songwriter rocked a cool, gold-colored suit as he stepped out for the party.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Charlie Puth

Other stars in attendance included the Haim sisters – Alana, Danielle, and Este – along with Wiz Khalifa, Anderson .Paak, Miguel with longtime girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, and Marilyn Manson with girlfriend Lindsay Usich.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the party…More Here! »

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Abigail Spencer, Emile Hirsch, & More Stars Show Their Support at Art of Elysium Event

Abigail Spencer strikes a pose on the black carpet as she arrives at the 2020 Art of Elysium event on Saturday night (January 4) at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old Suits actress looked pretty in a silver and black, zebra-striped dress as she showed her support at the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Abigail Spencer

Other guests in attendance included Emile Hirsch, Gossip Girl actress Michelle Trachtenberg, Jumanji star Jack Black, musician Marilyn Manson, The Hills star Audrina Patridge, Poseidon actress Mia Maestro, Obsessed actress Ali Larter, actress/singer Sasha Spielberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Stephanie Beatriz, singer Rufus Wainwright, musician Linda Perry, Orange is the New Black actress Alicia Witt, The Morning Show actress Karen Pittman, and Nashville actress Chaley Rose.

FYI: Abigail is wearing a Halston dress. Guests at the event sipped on Casamigos cocktails.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Fergie & Marilyn Manson Get Festive at 'Holidays Can Be Such A Drag' Celebration!

Fergie strikes a fun pose alongside Marilyn Manson while attending “The Holidays Can Be Such A Drag” – A Festive Celebration with B. Åkerlund, Miranda Dickson and Absolut Elyx held on Friday evening (December 13) in Los Angeles.

The 44-year-old “Fergalicious” entertainer and the 50-year-old musician got all dressed up and were spotted chatting the night away with friends as they sipped on Elyx cocktails.

The private home of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, was transformed into an elaborate festive wonderland scene to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Absolut Elyx, created a number of bespoke festival cocktails for the evening, including ‘Felix Navidad’, ‘Julemus Spritz’ and ‘Jingle Bell’, all made with Absolut Elyx and festive flavors.

Other guests included drag queens Gottmik and Laganja Estranja as well as Dragula stars Loris and Misty Violet.

READ MORE: Why Didn’t Fergie Perform With Black Eyed Peas at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019 & Is She Still in the Band?

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'Walking Dead' & 'Fear the Walking Dead' Casts Team Up for Season 10 Premiere

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ryan Hurst, and Norman Reedus join forces at the Walking Dead Premiere and Party!

The co-stars stepped out for the event held on Monday (September 23) in West Hollywood, Calif.

They were joined by their castmates Eleanor Matsuura, Christian Serratos, Cailey Fleming, Ross Marquand, Cooper Andrews, Avi Nash, Thora Birch, Nadia Hilker, Chris Hardwick, Alanna Masterson, Greg Nicotero, Danai Gurira, Angel Theory, Seth Gilliam, Callan McAuliffe, Nadine Marissa, Khary Payton, Cassady McClincy, Melissa McBride, and Austin Amelio.

Also in attendance were Fear the Walking Dead‘s Alexa Nisenson, Jenna Elfman, and Karen David.

Jeffrey‘s wife Hilarie Burton and singer Marilyn Manson were also there to show their support.

Season 10 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 6 on AMC!

READ MORE: Diane Kruger & Norman Reedus Wear Face Masks Together in Cute Selfie!

FYI: Danai is wearing Christopher Kane. Karen is wearing Dolce & Gabbana with Casadei shoes, Mio Narutaka earrings, and Melinda Maria rings. Angel is carrying an Onna Ehrlich clutch. Alexis is wearing Dena Kemp jewelry.

45+ pictures inside of the Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead casts at the premiere… More Here! »

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Marilyn Manson Joins 'American Gods' for Season 3!

Marilyn Manson is taking on a new acting gig!

The 50-year-old musician will sign on for a role on Season 3 of American Gods, the network announced on Tuesday (September 17).

Marilyn will play “the blood-thirsty Johan Wengren lead singer of the Viking death metal band Blood Death…Wengren and Blood Death are also a source of power for the Ian McShane-portrayed Mr. Wednesday in his war with the New Gods.”

“As a long-time admirer of his estimable talent as an author, artist, musician and actor, it is dope indeed to be working with Mr. Manson in Season 3 of American Gods,” said showrunner Chic Eglee.

Marilyn will join the show for a four-episode run.

The third season of American Gods will debut in 2020.

READ MORE: Marilyn Manson Opens Up About Being Himself & What He Realized After Breaking His Leg