April 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM ET
Too hot to handle? Robin Thicke's latest music video for new single "Blurred Lines" may be blurring the line between artistic license and X-rated adult entertainment, according to critics of the video.
In the music video, the sultry singer is surrounded by several models who strip down over the course of the video, save for a few strategically placed farm animals and nude-colored panties.
An unrated version of Thicke's video, with also features rappers T.I. and Pharrell (fully clothed), was pulled off YouTube shortly after its debut late last week, prompting the singer to tweet his disappointment.
"YouTube took down the Unrated version of #BLURREDLINES because it was toot!" he tweeted on Saturday, March 30.
Pharrell responded with similar disbelief: "Why they trying to ban good sh--?"
(Note: Video below has no overt nudity, though it is sexually suggestive.)
At one point during the music video, the phrase "Robin Thicke Has a Big D" appears across the screen. The crooner's last name also flashes in bold red font numerous times throughout the length of the upbeat video.
Representatives for YouTube have thus far not commented on their removal of the video.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the 36-year-old singer explained that he got wife Paula Patton's permission before going forward with the videos.
"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," he said. "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 (Patton) didn't like it, I wouldn't put it out."