If an artist wants to get his or her music video noticed nowadays, the trend seems like a woman or four has to get naked. At least, that's the road Justin Timberlake chose to take in the new official music video for "Tunnel Vision," the third single from The 20/20 Experience. Though many would argue that Robin Thicke has taken a page out of Timberlake's book in terms of musical artistry, the tables have turned.
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Much like the uncensored video for No. 1 hit "Blurred Lines," the video for "Tunnel Vision" features topless women in nude G-strings writhing around and dancing to the sexy track.
Unlike the other music video this summer featured naked ladies, "Tunnel Vision" takes on a more serious tone. Timberlake and longtime collaborator/producer Timbaland look earnestly into the camera, the treatment is dark grey, black, white and smokey. Projections of laser shapes and Timberlake's face are shown on the women's backs and breasts. Artful production was key for this video, as opposed to the kitsch and eyewinks of "Blurred Lines."
Just like the original version of "Blurred Lines," however, the explicit clip was removed from YouTube shortly after it debuted on the video-sharing website.
Luckily for JT fans, the video is still available on VEVO. "Too hot for YouTube! @jtimberlake's #TunnelVision has been banned, but you can still watch it on VEVO... #hooraynudity," the company posted on their official Twitter account, throwing shade in the process.
Watch the explicit, NSFW video for "Tunnel Vision" below:
"Tunnel Vision" is the third single from Timberlake's third studio album The 20/20 Experience. Timberlake is getting ready to kick off the Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour with his friend and longtime collaborator Jay-Z. The shows will begin July 14 in London.