.

MTV Says Kanye West's 'Monster' Video Hasn't Been Banned

West's gory, sexy video leaked online in December but hasn't been released officially

March 8, 2011 11:20 AM ET
MTV Says Kanye West's 'Monster' Video Hasn't Been Banned

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.

Photos: Kanye West's Career Highs — and Lows

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.

Photos: Kanye West and His Famous Friends

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.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com