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Kanye West & Rihanna Push the Creative Boundaries in Their Videos

Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Rihanna have pushed the edge visually in recent music videos, most certainly testing the laws and boundaries of censorship. Late last year, Kanye’s video for the cameo-heavy track “Monster” leaked to the public and Mr. West pulled no punches in bombarding viewers with shocking images. Because the video never saw the light of day, many fans incorrectly assumed the video was banned by many networks, including MTV.

Rihanna has taken her reincarnation as a sex kitten quite seriously with the racy video for her single “S&M” – which also took many risks in being as over the top as possible with the many sexually charged images abound in the video. While getting yanked from YouTube and having her video banned in 11 countries may not have been the Barbadian pop star’s goal, Rihanna seemingly welcomed the fanfare and controversy surrounding the video. Read more…

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