MTV has issued a statement insisting that they have not banned Kanye West's racy, gory video for "Monster." According to the network, they have been in "constant communication" with West's label Def Jam and are still waiting for edits requested in order for the clip to meet their decency standards.
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The "Monster" video, which includes footage of West and Jay-Z performing alongside what appear to be the dismembered corpses of female models, leaked to the internet at the end of December. The video has proven to be controversial and has left many fans and critics disturbed by its portrayal of women.
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West has yet to comment. An official finished version of the video hasn't been released and cannot be easily found online. It is possible that West and Def Jam may simply abandon the clip, as they just recently moved on to promoting "All of the Lights," the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
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