By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Justin Timberlake's new video for single Tunnel Vision debuted online on Wednesday, but was quickly removed from YouTube for violating nudity policies
Justin Timberlake's new video was yanked from YouTube on Wednesday for violating nudity policies.
The 32-year-old singer earlier posted a message on Twitter announcing the debut of the video for his single Tunnel Vision and warned of its nature.
'Check out the new video for Tunnel Vision and be ready...it's explicit. -teamJT,' the tweet said.
Justin tweeted about the video's explicit nature as it was released
The sparsely shot video featured Justin dressed head to toe in sober grey and black outfits from British brand AllSaints.
Justin and long-term collaborator Timbaland are seen ogling a trio of models prancing around topless in nude-coloured thongs.
Justin's face was superimposed at one point in the video on all three bare-chested models creating surreal Salvador Dali-like imagery.
The models danced around strategically covering themselves at points with their arms and were also partially obscured by mist.
Justin and Timbaland
The video was directed by Jonathan Craven, Simon McLoughlin and Jeff Nicholas. Jonathan is the son of well known horror producer Wes Craven who created A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The song is the third single from Justin's new album The 20/20 Experience and lyrically it has Justin proclaiming that he has romantic tunnel vision for a single love interest.
The explicit video followed in the footsteps of Robin Thicke's unrated video for his hit song Blurred Lines that also was banned last month from YouTube for its trio of topless models.
Justin knew that a picture would last longer
Timberlake and his new album have recently has drawn comparisons to Thicke for similarly meshing R&B, soul and pop sounds.
Tunnel Vision was released as a single on June 14.
Justin's follow-up album called 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) has been scheduled for release in September.
Justin appeared to have taken a leaf from Robin Thicke's book - the soul singer also used scantily clad models in his video for Blurred Lines
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