The most controversial music videos of all time

Lil Nas X sparks backlash with sexually and religiously explicit 'Montero' music video

Stars Insider

29/03/21 | StarsInsider

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Some things are still off-limits when it comes to music videos. Many artists have pushed boundaries, and as a result, some have been heavily criticized by the media and the public, while others even had their music videos banned or temporarily removed from broadcast.

Lil Nas X is the latest, facing criticism for his music video for 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' which contains religious and sexually explicit imagery. More specifically, it shows the 21-year-old pole-dancing into hell and giving the devil a lap dance. While some critics came after him for being an industry plant and targeting children, the rapper responded on Twitter, "There was no system involved. I made the decision to create the music video. I am an adult. I am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. That is your job." 

To the people criticizing his religious imagery, Lil Nas wrote on March 27,  "I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the s--t y'all preached would happen to me because I was gay. so I hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves."

Curious to know which other music videos ruffled more than just a few feathers? Click through to find out more.

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