The sexy music video for Britney Spears' "Work B**ch" is apparently too much for audience in the U.K.. The Ben Mor-directed clip, which sees the former Disney star dancing seductively and posing in several provocative outfits as she busts out a whip, has now been banned before 10 P.M. on all U.K. TV channels, including MTV.
"While the video has gone down a storm online, it's a bit too much to play on TV," a source told British media Daily Mirror. "Music stations like The Box and MTV have their hands tied." Spears has reportedly been asked to release an edited version that is more safe for all audience. However, there's still no words on whether Spears will drop one.
Spears herself thinks that the final cut of her video is appropriate enough for all viewers. During a radio interview with The TJ Show on Thursday, October 3, the mother of two revealed that the video's initial version was raunchier.
"Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there," Spears said of the initial version of "Work B**ch" video. "Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it's just hard to play sexy mom while you're being a pop star as well.I just have to be true to myself and feel it out when I do stuff."
Spears' team recently denied reports that the 31-year-old singer was pressured into filming sexy scenes for the video. Mother Jamie Spears and manager Larry Rudolph told TMZ, "Britney is never pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her 'Work B**ch' video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom."