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Broadcast bosses clamp down on Rihanna

Rihanna (AP)


Rihanna's racy new single S&M has provoked censorship bosses across the world - it has been axed from the BBC's daytime radio playlist in Britain and the promo is banned in 11 countries.

The song's suggestive lyrics and the accompanying video - in which the Bajan beauty is seen writhing in latex, tying a man to a bed, and sucking a banana - are already subject to an age restriction on YouTube.com.

And now it has emerged broadcasting watchdogs around the world are clamping down on the track.

The promo for S&M has been banned in 11 countries, and BBC bosses in the UK have refused to allow DJs on its flagship station Radio 1 to play the song before 7pm.

"We are waiting for an edited version before deciding whether it will be played in the daytime," a spokesman told the publication.