Is Lady Gaga Video Too Hot for TV?

Artist Lady GaGa performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles. ( AP

Lady Gaga's latest music video has prison fights, lesbian kissing and mass murder, but that won't stop MTV from playing it.

The video for the Lady Gaga-Beyonce collaboration "Telephone" has not been banned by the music television channel, despite previous reports that they would not air the clip.

According to multiple reports, MTV's director of programming, Tuma Basa, wrote on his personal Twitter page, "The reports are false... the video's been airing since Friday morning on AMTV."

The MTV Jams Twitter account also confirmed that the video was not banned and has been playing on multiple MTV channels since Friday.

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The video, which debuted Thursday and runs over nine minutes long, has been viewed more than 15 million times on YouTube as of Monday.

"Telephone," which Lady Gaga has said was inspired by the work of director Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction," "Inglourious Basterds"), shows Beyonce bailing Lady Gaga out of a women's prison, where the singer known for her over-the-top outfits engages in girl-on-girl kissing and a dance sequence in a studded bra and panties set, and the two go on a murderous rampage, poisoning the patrons at a diner. The video ends with the two criminals on the run and hints at the possibility of a sequel.

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