Racy Justin Timberlake video has YouTube’s approval

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Justin Timberlake performs during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Getty Images

Justin Timberlake has always been one to back up his smooth lines with a physical action, most famously singing to Janet Jackson that she was “gonna be naked by the end of this song” before exposing the diva in front of the entire country at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

The models in music video for Justin Timberlake’s latest single, “Tunnel Vision,” didn’t have to wait until the end of the song to get naked. Throughout the seven-minute video, artistic shots of fully-nude women twirl around clouds of smoke. However, Timberlake pays no attention to the gorgeous bodies surrounding him, as he belts about having “tunnel vision” for one woman – presumably, we hope, his wife Jessia Biel.

YouTube has pulled videos that fail to present tasteful nudity, including Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video back in March. For now, Timberlake’s video hasn’t been blocked, but it is labeled “explicit content” and requires users to verify their age before watching.

“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.

Users are loving the racy video. So far, “Tunnel Vision,” the third single from Timberlake’s 2013 release, “The 20/20 Experience,” has registered more than 2.7 million views since its July 3 publish date. Already the year’s best-selling album, “The 20/20 Experience” has sold more than 2 million copies.

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