Why Justin Timberlake's New Video Was Almost Banned From YouTube

The singer's NSFW video for "Tunnel Vision" is too sexy for the site!

Justin Timberlake is once again bringing the sexy back. Like, way back.

On July 3 the singer tweeted a message announcing the release of his video for “Tunnel Vision,” the latest single from his new album, The 20/20 Experience:


The video is, indeed, explicit -- we’re talking topless ladies writhing around in a cloud of smoke to the sweet sounds of JT, here. It’s so sexy -- or raunchy, depending on your tolerance for boobies -- in fact, a short clip for the video had been banned from YouTube due to the site's nudity policies. However, Google, which owns YouTube, has decided to make an exception in this case. The site is allowing the "Tunnel Vision" video to stream after users click through a warning that what they are about to see contains graphic material.

"While our Guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age-restrictions," a Google spokesperson told ABC News on Friday.

If you're curious to see what all the fuss is about, you can check out the video here. But take Justin's warning: It's definitley NSFW!

Amber Ray is the Deputy Entertainment Editor at iVillage. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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