London (Agencies): Rihanna's latest controversial video 'S&M' has reportedly been banned by 11 countries and faces an age restriction on YouTube.

The video, which shows the 22-year-old popstar dressed in latex and whipping a man, has already been cut from the BBC's daytime radio playlist in the UK, reported Mirror online.

"We are waiting for an edited version before deciding whether it will be played in the daytime," said a BBC official.

The song's suggestive lyrics and the accompanying video have led to it being flagged as unsuitable for users under the age of 18 by YouTube.

YouTube users are divided on the video, with some claiming that it is close to being pornography, while others say that Rihanna has grown up and this video reflects her healthy attitude to sex.

Rihanna has taken to her Twitter account to respond, pointing fans towards her official website to watch an unedited version of the contentious video.