CULTURE

Why Are Black TikTok Creators on Strike?

Wondering why there hasn't been a viral dance to Meg Thee Stallion's new hit "Thot Shit?" Because Black TikTokers haven't made one.

Megan Thee Stallion in "Thot Shit"

Oh TikTok, the latest evil in the cesspool of social media. The app went from a burgeoning community of adolescents to a global sensation.

As the app reached mainstream audiences, many of its biggest creators skyrocketed to fame. Most of the highest earners on the app are famous for dancing along to viral dances — often at the expense of the people who created the dance challenges themselves.

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MUSIC

13 of the Most Controversial Music Videos Ever

From Kanye West to Madonna, these gory and graphic clips got people talking — for better or for worse.

Music videos are a perfect opportunity to expand the story of a song.

The best music videos can showcase killer choreography, Halloween-ready attire, or movie levels of cinematic gold; others can spark controversies, no matter how well-intended. Whether centered around copious bloodshed or near-pornographic nudity (sorry, Mom and Dad), there's one thing all controversial music videos have in common: They get people talking.

Here are 13 music videos released over the past 30-plus years that have sparked disputes. Watch at your own risk.

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Michelle Branch, "Everywhere"

Nostalgia is one hell of a drug, especially once the stuff you liked as a kid gets unironically popular again.

If you're a '90s kid in the United States, you likely have vivid memories of Radio Disney. For over two decades, the radio station curated a constant array of family-friendly pop hits by teen idols and budding stars alike.

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The music video is a very specific art form that many appreciate, but few really take the time to explore.

While you may have a quick answer to the question of the hottest music video you've ever seen, we doubt you could rank the hottest of all time. From Beyonce to Prince, we've made a definitive ranking of the ten steamiest music videos ever made.

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Music Lists

12 of the Best Music Videos from 2010

It's always a good time to go down memory lane.

What better way to spend your time than to go down memory lane?

Lots of great music is turning 10 this year, but music videos are a whole other category of nostalgia. Below, here are just a few of our favorite music videos from 2010 to make you miss the good old days of destroyed denim, the best of Kanye West before his "crazy motherf*cker" days, and Katy Perry wearing a whipped cream bra.

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Music Features

All Of Joe Exotic's Music Videos, Including "Here Kitty Kitty" and "I Saw a Tiger"

Its hard to imagine a Youtube channel more bizarre than Joe Exotic's.

If you haven't binge watchedTiger King yet, what are you even doing?

Seriously, what are you doing? We need some ideas, because all we're doing is watching Tiger King, collecting Tiger King memes, and generally thinking about Tiger King. Ever since the documentary series dropped on Netflix, the world has been enamored and horrified by the antics of Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and their respective bands of weirdos. Some of the best parts of the series include clips of Joe's absolutely bonkers music videos. Specifically, we see a good minute or so of "Here Kitty Kitty," a supposedly original song performed by Joe Exotic himself that details the story of Carole Baskin allegedly feeding her husband to her pet tigers.

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