MTV bans Kanye!
MTV is back at it again. Kanye’s ‘Monster’ which leaked in December, has been banned by MTV after feminist groups started a petition claiming that the video perpetuates violence against women and glamorizes misogyny. The controversial visuals, which depict deceased women next to rappers Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj got feminist bloggers heated. Activists Sharon Haywood and Melinda Reist started a petition demanding that Universal Music Group and MTV pull the clip, nabbing over 1,600 signatures via Change.org. UMG has yet to release a statement on the event.
Upadate: A spokesperson for MTV released the following statement: “MTV has not banned Kaye West’s ‘Monster’ video. We have been in constant communication with the label regarding this matter. However, we are still awaiting the edits we requested in order for the video to be suitable for broadcast.”