The unedited, X-rated version of Robin Thicke’s latest music video has been banned from YouTube.
A rep for the soul singer said Monday that his buzzworthy “Blurred Lines” promo — featuring rappers T.I. and Pharrell and a bevy of frolicking nude models — is not longer allowed on the popular video sharing website. Thicke’s NSFW clip was shot by director Diane Martel and released last week. “Blurred Lines” garnered more than 1 million views in just a few days, becoming a hot button topic of discussion on various blogs and entertainment websites.
Thicke was initially squeamish about shooting scenes with scantily-clad women and only released the clip in question after seeking the approval of his wife, actress Paula Patton. Thicke told The Associated Press:
“When I first got both videos, I liked them both, but I thought the first one is so good maybe we’ll just release that and not release the second one. And then I started playing it for my friends and my lady, and everybody just thought it was great. It’s entertainment…Obviously if she didn’t like it, I wouldn’t put it out.”
The vid is still available for viewing on the music video website Vevo.