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Justin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision," his latest single off of his new album The 20/20 Experience, is being promoted with a risqué video featuring nude women. The singer was seemingly looking for another hit after first single "Suit & Tie," but the video was banned on YouTube Wednesday.
Justin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision" video leaves little to imagination, as the women dance around surrounded by smoke while his face is projected onto some of them. Timberlake, in contrast, is fully clothed, but does some dancing himself as well. The video was pulled shortly after it was posted to YouTube.
The 32-year-old singer warned fans of the video's content when he posted the link Wednesday.
"Check out the new video for Tunnel Vision and be ready…it's explicit," Timberlake tweeted.
The "Mirrors" singer had dropped other hints as to the racy nature of the video when the art was released- his face was projected onto a woman's body. Though seemingly aiming to shock fans, the effort left some confused.
"Justin Timberlake is known to be a trendsetter with impeccable taste, but his latest decision has many wondering what the 'Suit & Tie' singer was thinking," the Huffington Post wrote. "It's a bit jarring, and more than a bit odd."
Timberlake could be looking to capitalize on the formula of Robin Thicke, who's video for single "Blurred Lines" has similar content. The song reached no. 1 on the Billboard music charts, and the video was similarly banned from YouTube and other sites.
Timberlake may not have needed to use such methods, though. The 20/20 Experience debuted at no. 1 earlier this year, selling 980,000. It has now gone double platinum in the U.S. alone, and sold hundreds of thousands of copies internationally.
The singer announced in May that The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) will be released in September.