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08/06/2014 01:57 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2014

A Look At 33 Years' Worth Of Controversial Videos On MTV

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It's been 33 years since video killed the radio star, which means more than three decades' worth of MTV controversies. In days of yore, many of those mini-scandals stemmed from actual music videos. For a network that became known for its lewdness, MTV did, in fact, have standards when it came to what sort of sexual and violent content it permitted. In a way, it was almost a marker of success to be banned from MTV's airwaves, like a small victory for artists who enjoy courting controversy. We've rounded up some of them below, because who doesn't love a good racy music video?

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