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24 Revenge Music Videos For When They Cheat You

From Rihanna to the Dixie Chicks to 50 Cent, these music videos will have you ready to drag your keys across someone's new paint job

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Did someone do you wrong?

Perhaps they didn't cross you as bad as they crossed Rihanna. On Wednesday (April 20), the singer released the video for "Needed Me," in which she shoots a guy for getting on her bad side. But this isn't the first time Rih Rih has killed a man in a video—it's the third (remember "Bitch Better Have My Money" and "Man Down"?). 

There's been a recent rash of revenge by women in music videos lately (think Lorde's "Magnets" and Ellie Goulding's "On My Mind"), and The Atlantic speculates it's because of "shifting gender conversations and—equally important—because music videos are now Internet sharebait rather than broadcast TV programming." But music videos with revenge plots aren't new. Internet or pre-Internet, male and female artists alike have been coming for their enemies for decades.

Click through the arrows for 24 juicy revenge-laden visuals.

(And, of course, we don't condone any of this.)

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Rihanna's 'Needed Me'

What the bad guy did wrong: We don't know exactly what's going on with the victim, but we're guessing he's a rivaling drug lord who doesn't understand Rihanna's rules.

Victim's fate: Headshot

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Justin Timberlake's 'Cry Me A River'

What the bad guy did wrong: She cheats on him

Victim's fate: He cheats on her

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Disclosure's 'Magnets' feat. Lorde

What the bad guy did wrong: Infidelity

Victim's fate: Drowning in a pool of ignited gasoline by Lorde, who was hired by his angry wife

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Ellie Goulding's 'On My Mind'

What the bad guy did wrong: He was a manipulative jerk with a temper, a drug problem and a knack for cheating

Victim's fate: Getting robbed after being wrapped up in duct tape

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Iggy Azalea's 'Black Widow' feat. Rita Ora

What the bad guy did wrong: He hates cheese

Victim's fate: A black widow bite, even though Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea were ready to fight him with swords

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Greyson Chance's 'Unfriend You'

What the bad guy did wrong: His BF Ariana Grande went out with someone else

Victim's fate: He goes to a party to drink sodas with other girls, engages in several product-placed scenarios and TPs Ari's house

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Christina Aguilera's 'Your Body'

What the bad guy did wrong: Nothing, Xtina is just a killer

Victim's fate: Getting blown up in a car in the desert

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Pink's 'There You Go'

What the bad guy did wrong: Cheating

Victim's fate: A motorcycle through his apartment window, launched expertly through the air by Pink

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Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'

What the bad guy did wrong: Moved on

Victim's fate: Toothpaste splattered over the sink, spaghetti strap dresses mutilated, pillows de-feathered, record collection strewn about, glass coffee table shattered

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Carrie Underwood's 'Before He Cheats'

What the bad guy did wrong: He bought another girl a fruity little drink, 'cause she can't shoot whiskey

Victim's fate: She dug her key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, carved her name into his leather seats, took a Louisville slugger to both headlights and slashed a hole in all four tires

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Taylor Swift's 'Picture to Burn'

What the bad guy did wrong: He never let her drive the truck

Victim's fate: Taylor Swift hires a secret agency to destroy his apartment

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Kara's 'Wanna'

What the bad guy did wrong: He accidentally hangs up on Jiyoung

Victim's fate: Broken leg, by way of a ruffled apartment

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The Weeknd’s 'In the Night'

What the bad guy did wrong: Assault and grim intimidation

Victim's fate: Knifing and shooting

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Shakira's 'Don't Bother'

What the bad guy did wrong: He leaves her for someone else

Victim's fate: Shakira crushes his car and leaves it outside his house

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Jazmine Sullivan's 'Bust Your Windows'

What the bad guy did wrong: He cheats

Victim's fate: Gets his keys dropped in an aquarium and his artwork destroyed, but, surprisingly, he doesn't get his car windows busted

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Dixie Chicks' 'Goodbye Earl'

What the bad guy did wrong: He beat his wife

Victim's fate: Poisoned with black eyed peas, wrapped in a tarp, stuffed in a trunk and thrown off a cliff. Bye!

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Rihanna's 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

What the bad guy did wrong: He owes her money

Victim's fate: His wife is brutally tortured, kidnapped and killed, as is he

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Britney Spears' 'Womanizer'

What the bad guy did wrong: He cheated!

Victim's fate: Britney Spears roughs him up a little bit

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Rihanna's 'Man Down'

What the bad guy did wrong: Rape

Victim's fate: He was shot in the middle of Central Station

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Lana Del Rey's 'High By the Beach'

What the bad guy did wrong: Would NOT stop stalking Lana Del Rey by helicopter

Victim's fate: Exploded by a hefty grenade launcher

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Blu Cantrell's 'Hit Em Up Style (Oops!)'

What the bad guy did wrong: He cheats, throwing away the house they made a home

Victim's fate: Gets robbed of all his money, which comes in handy during Blu Cantrell's shopping spree

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Toni Braxton's 'He Wasn't Man Enough'

What the bad guy did wrong: He's a serial cheater

Victim's fate: Toni Braxton helps out his next lady by exposing him on camera

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Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'

What the bad guy did wrong: She betrayed a fellow spy and pushed Taylor Swift out a window

Victim's fate: She is confronted by a group of supermodels and is slapped in the face

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50 Cent's 'Many Men'

What the bad guy did wrong: Shot 50 Cent

Victim's fate: He was shot

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