British channels ban 'Don't Stop The Party'
Grace Carroll
10:34 8th November 2012

Rapper Pitbull's latest video, 'Don't Stop The Music' has been banned from UK TV due to being too sexually explicit.

The video shows Pitbull partying on board a luxury yacht with a bevy of attractive women and then gets raunchier as the rapper takes the party to his bedroom.

The main complaint was that the video was too sexually explicit - amongst the examples cited are full frontal nudity, a semi-naked girl stroking herself while on a bed, topless women stroking Pitbull's chest and simulated sex acts.

It also features a naked girl drinking from a vodka bottle, and the vodka brand features heavily throughout the clip - leading to complaints that the product placement violates regulations about alcohol and sexual content.


Pitbull, speaking a few days ago at a rally for President Obama.

However, the video is still available for British fans to watch online, as it was posted in the United States - and already has nearly 5 million views.

And most users seem to be enjoying the video, with one user commenting, "I think pitbull is the luckiest man on the world."

'Don't Stop The Party' is the third single from Pitbull's seventh studio album Global Warming, although the previous track 'Get It Started' was dropped from the standard edition of the album due to poor chart performance.

Check out some other music videos that got banned...


  • Bjork: Cocoon - Banned for full frontal nudity and a bizzarre scene in which red wires appear from the singers nipples.


  • M.I.A: Born Free - Banned as soon as it was released, Born Free features images of political controversey and violence.


  • The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up - Controversial enough by name, the video featured drinking, drug taking and explicit sex scenes.


  • The Sex Pistols: God Save The Queen - The video was banned by the BBC for called the UK a facist regime.


  • Duran Duran: Girls On Film - Suggestive enough by title, this video contains strong sexual referrencing and explict content.


  • Lady Gaga: Alejando - The video was banned for explicit religous imagery.


  • Marilyn Manson: Coma White - Banned for recreating the assassination of John F. Kennedy and a released date that coincided with the Columbine High School Massacre.


  • Queen: Body Language - Like most of the bands on the list, Queen just couldn't resist a bit of sexual imagery with this one.


  • Justice: Stress - This video was banned for imagery of gang related violence.


  • Enrique Iglesias: Sad Eyes - The video to accompany one of Enrique's least popular songs was banned for mimicking a low budget porno film.


  • Motley Crue: Girls Girls Girls - Set in a strip joint, the video for Girls Girls Girls was banned for sexual content and connotations.


  • Rihanna: S&M - With a name like S&M it is no wonder that the video to accompany the raunchily names track was banned upon release.

  • Madonna: Erotica - Never one to shy away from controversy, Madonna showed too much sexuality in this video.


  • Eminem: Lose Yourself - With scenes taken for the film 8 Mile, the video to Lose Yourself was banned for scenes of violence and explicit lyrics.


  • Sir Mix Alot: Baby Got Back - While it would take a lot more to have a video banned these days, at the time this video was at the height of sexual imagery.

  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Relax - The video for Relax was banned for explict homosexual content and lyrics, which ensured the single stayed in the number one spot for five weeks.


  • Aphex Twin: Windowlicker - Banned for a multitude of reasons, let alone the opening scene which includes enough swear words to give your nan a heartattack.


  • Nicki Minaj: Stupid Hoe - Banned just for sheer annoyance really.


  • Britney Spears: Toxic - Back in the day Britney Spears used to be somewhat of a pin up, her video for Toxic was banned for being too sexy.


  • Robbie Williams: Rock DJ - This video was banned for explicit sexual content and the ending scene in which Williams rips off his flesh until he is a dancing skeleton.

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