Miley Cyrus sparked a firestorm of controversy when she appeared nude while riding an oversized wrecking ball in the video for her single “Wrecking Ball,” but many forget that artists stripping down for their music videos isn’t a new occurrence. Many have come before young Miley and many will come after…not that we’re condoning such actions. We’re just amazed at the level of confidence these folks have with their bodies. That’s gotta stand for something, right?
Here are 15 artists who have gone nude for music videos.
Video: Wrecking Ball
Miley’s been living the wild life lately, particularly after her twerk-filled performance at the 2013 VMAs. Shortly after the controversial on-stage romp, the soon-to-be 21-year-old decided to strip down for the music video to her single “Wrecking Ball” released in September. During the video she’s seen swinging around unclothed riding on well…a wrecking ball while singing. It wasn’t the first time she was seen in shocking attire (or lack thereof), and likely won’t be the last.