Video Ban Helped Robin Thicke

(Radio.com) Robin Thicke's always been known for his soulful, baby-making tunes, but this time around, it's his scandalous music video that's making all the headlines.

The unrated version of "Blurred Lines," which Thicke premiered in April, just so happens to feature some lovely ladies who happen to not be wearing any clothes. YouTube quickly banned the naked clip, but not before it racked up more than one million hits!

But you know what they say…any press is good press. The ban was just what the single needed to go viral. "We just had a great feeling about the song," Thicke told Carson Daly Wednesday morning. "I made it last summer. I mean, I had it for about 8 or 9 months, you know, and Jimmy Iovine liked it, but nobody was really jumping all around the place for it."

"And then we shot video. Jimmy Iovine called me 7 seconds into the video…and he said, 'This is a smash! This video is amazing!'"

"We had always planned on making an unrated, we like to call it, [version]. Not X, it's just unrated! So what we would do is shoot a segment with the girls dressed and then they would take their clothes off [and] we'd shoot the same shot."

Of course, the 36-year-old entertainer got approval from his wife, actress Paula Patton, before going ahead with the racy shoot. more on this story

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