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Rihanna's 'S&M' Music Video Deemed Inappropriate by YouTube

February 2, 2011 (9:35 am) GMT
The music video directed by Melina Matsoukas is flagged by YouTube and restricted only for viewers with the age of 18 and above.
Rihanna's 'S&M' Music Video Deemed Inappropriate by YouTube

has defied an age ban placed on her latest music video from chiefs at YouTube.com - by posting the racy clip on her own website. The "Umbrella" hitmaker's promo for single "S&M", in which she is seen writhing around semi-naked in latex and tying a man to a bed, debuted on the video sharing website earlier this week.

The clip has since been deemed "inappropriate" for viewers under the age of 18 on YouTube.com and a restriction has now been put in place, with the warning message: "This content may contain material flagged by YouTube's user community that may be inappropriate for some users."

Now Rihanna has reacted to the outrage, commenting on Twitter.com, "They watched Umbrella... I was full nude." And to ensure her fans can get a glimpse of the promo, the singer has posted an unrestricted version on her own website. She writes, "U can now view the S&M video on www.Rihannanow.com UNFLAGGED!!!"

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