Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines racy video featuring naked models gets banned
Robin Thicke's new music video has been branded too hot for YouTube.
A representative for the R&B crooner said Monday that his unrated video for Blurred Lines was banned from the
website. The clip features nude models prowling around Thicke and rappers T.I. and Pharrell.
A spokesperson for YouTube didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The video is still playing on the music video website Vevo.
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Banned: Robin Thicke's new music video for Blurred Lines has been blocked from YouTube for being too racy
Naked ambition: Women prowl around in just nude thongs
In bed with Robin: The clip features nude models
Thicke's unrated clip was released last week and garnered more than 1 million views in days. It became a water
cooler topic on the blogs and entertainment websites. The original video was released a week before and has 1.3 million views.
Seal of approval: Robin's
wife Paula Patton gave the video the green light
Thicke said in an interview last week that he had sought the approval of his wife, actress Paula Patton, to shoot with nude models.
'Obviously if she didn't like it, I wouldn't put it out,' he said.
The original kid- and teen-friendly version debuted last month.
The 36-year-old singer said director Diane Martel came up with the idea of using nude models.
'As long as it's fun and the girls are comfortable, let's do something silly,' Thicke said. 'Let's take some chances.'
Blurred Lines will appear on Thicke's sixth album, due out this summer. He said because of his upcoming album, he won't appear on the second season of BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, which also stars comedian-actor Kevin Hart. The hit show recently wrapped its first season.
'We tried to work it out. I really love the show and love being on the show and it just turned out the time they needed to shoot I was finishing the album,' said Thicke, who added that he's written and will direct a short film. 'It was just too much going on to come back.'
The Grammy winner's new album will feature producers such as will.i.am and the Cataracs, and Thicke said he's also reached out to 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky to guest feature.
Thicke, whose sound is based in R&B, is known for his bedroom grooves and his No. 1 hits like Lost Without U and Sex Therapy. Justin Timberlake has recently drawn comparisons to the crooner because of his new album, The 20/20 Experience, which meshes R&B, soul and pop sounds.
Boys just wanna have fun: The video also features rappers T.I. and Pharrell
Sitting pretty: T.I. pranced around while a nude model was perched on a chair