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As Nasty As They Wanna Be: 21 Years Ago in Hollywood (Florida)

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We've come a long way, baby, since Miami rap group 2 Live Crew got the authorities all riled up with their "Nasty" music. These days toddlers in tiaras gyrate to Britney Spears to win pageants, fewer words get bleeped from the television, and a song called "Me So Horny," well, shrug--that ain't no thing. But in June 1990, U.S. district court Judge Jose Gonzalez ruled 2 Live Crew's album As Nasty As They Wanna Be obscene and illegal to sell. Well, a few folks decided not to take that lying down.

On June 10, 1990, three members of 2 Live Crew were arrested on charges of public obscenity after performing songs from their censored album in a Hollywood, Florida, nightclub. "They were acquitted soon after, as professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. testified at their trial in defense of their lyrics," adds Wikipedia.

How obscene is "Me So Horny"? Well, the song that expresses some men's dog-like appreciation of frequent intercourse definitely has some bleep-needing words and phrases. Your video lunch today is the uncensored version of the song and video, so you be the judge if wherever you are is suitable for some naughty lyrics and ladies in thong bikinis shaking their thangs.

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