When MTV refuses to air your music video, it’s gotta be bad.
As reported by Change.org:
Kanye West has never been one to shy away from controversy, but fans and activists alike are concerned his newest video “Monster” glorifies violence against women. That’s why activists Sharon Haywood and Melinda Tankard Reist created a petition asking MTV and Universal Music Group to pull the offensive and misogynistic video. MTV recently responded to the over 1,600 Change.org members who signed their petition, agreeing not to air “Monster.” But Haywood and Reist’s work is far from over, as Universal Music Group still hasn’t responded.
In the video, West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Nikki Minaj do various unsavory things on and around a number of suggestively-posted, lingerie-clad female corpses strewn about the room and dangling from the ceiling. We’ll just leave it at that for now.
An excerpt from the lyrics:
…Now she claiming I bruise her esophagus
Head of the class and she just want a swallowship
I’m living the future so the presence is my past
My presence is a present kiss my ass…
And to refresh your memory, it was just a week ago that Kanye chapped hides with a Tweet accusing women of getting pregnant on purpose to fleece wealthy men out of tens of thousands of dollars.
You can sign Change.org’s petition here.