Robin Thicke has been stirring up controversy and reeling in the dollars in recent months, thanks to the success of the singer’s track “Blurred Lines,” a single off of the singer's sixth studio album of the same name. Thicke himself is a big fan of the song and the music video that he, T.I., and Pharrell Williams put together to accompany the track. In fact, the 36-year-old loves the video so much, he says the only way to top it would be to bring in President Obama.
Not everyone is as infatuated as Thicke is with the video, which is available in an unedited edition in which nude models dance around the singer while graphic wordplay like “Robin Thicke has a big D” dances across the screen. If you aren’t down with a video that is quite so graphic, an edited version of the track is also available that’s a little less risqué. Clearly naked women in music videos is on trend right now, as they can also be seen in Justin Timberlake’s recent video, “Tunnel Vision,” off of the album The 20/20 Experience.
For good measure, here’s the less creeptastic version of the song. If you want to see more ass and titties, you’ll have to head over to VEVO.
The “Blurred Lines” video doesn’t even crack my top 20 of best music videos of all time, but Thicke seems to think it’s the epoch of his career. The man recently told The Sun that it’s Obama or bust for his next music video.
“We’re gonna have to see if President Obama will be in it. I don’t know how you can top ‘Blurred Lines’. Either that, or maybe we just won’t make a video at all. Just disappear on top…It’s like winning the championship in your last season. Why play again?”
Ego can be a great thing to have when you are in the fame business, but I think I much prefer Vampire Weekend’s ridiculous cover of the song, in which lead Ezra Koenig spends a lot of time goofing off and mumbling the words. It really puts the song--and Thicke's music in general--in context for me. We’ll be sure to let you know if Thicke’s Obama dream comes true one day, though.