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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