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It’s now become a case of he said, we said. Stephen Colbert claims MTV squashed Daft Punk’s appearance on his show for a secret performance at the MTV VMAs. Now MTV is back pedaling claiming the network never puts restrictions on artists, and it was the BAND who chose not to appear on the comic’s show. I call malarkey. Even though MTV rarely plays music videos, the VMAs are still widely watched and highly political, so OF COURSE they put the kibosh on Colbert’s good time. So who got lucky? Colbert wins, his Daft Punk tribute video was one of the greatest things ever.