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MTV NOT Banning Kanye West's 'Monster' Video, Only Asking for Editing

March 8, 2011 (4:12 am) GMT
The Jake Nava-directed music video will not be played on MTV until a suitable-for-broadcast version is provided by Kanye and his label.

's gory music video for his all-star single "Monster" has been out since last year, but it hasn't been played on MTV. This led to speculation that the music network banned the video featuring and , but the report was quickly dismissed.

"MTV has not banned Kanye West's 'Monster' video," MTV issued a statement. "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."

"Monster" music video is directed by Jake Nava. It's filled with disturbing scenes with a lot of barely-clothed, occasionally-blood-soaking corpses. "[He] sells his albums based on the aggregate of controversy and buzz," understanding said.

The song is one of the singles in Kanye's latest studio album "" which has been on sale since November 2010. Beside featuring Jay-Z and Minaj, it also has and lending their vocals.

As of press time, Kanye and his camp haven't commented on the matter.

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