Nathan Sykes may have been the youngest and smallest member of The Wanted, but these days the Brit singer is all grown up y’all!
The 23-year-old entertainer just released the brand new, raunchy visual for his latest single “Give It Up”, and he’s turned the sexy appeal up to a maximum. It appears that the music video was so overly sexual that it was banned from being aired on TV in the UK.
“It’s just about getting someone into bed really! I’m not going to beat around the bush! It does what it says on the tin. I think it’s quite unexpected for me. I mean, it’s not explicit or anything like that. I’ve obviously tried to keep an element of class to it,” Sykes said of his new single.
Unfortunately, the British gatekeepers seem to disagree as the singer’s steamy video was immediately withdrawn from TV screens for being too hot for audiences. According to Daily Mail, the visual has now been forced to the editing suite to cut a clean version that is suitable for viewers.
To be frank, we don’t really think that “Give It Up” is too sexual. Sure, we see Sykes getting all shirtless and stuff, but the quick edits keep the sexy action from getting too risque. In the clip, we see the pop star and his gorgeous brunette love interest hooking up all over the damn place: rolling around in bed (obviously), in a swanky restaurant (PDA), the elevator (risky), and the shower (wet).
It’s probably every ex-boy bander’s dream to shed their former boy band image and prove that they’re now headed towards a more mature direction as they grow older. Kudos to Sykes for giving his image a sexy makeover in this Michael Baldwin-directed music video.
Check out Sykes’ clip below featuring American rapper G-Eazy: