Drill videos banned from YouTube are being posted on Pornhub

The unlikeliest of places...

Drill videos are being uploaded to PornHub, after the music genre faced a mass deletion from YouTube.

In May, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick asked YouTube to delete any music videos that appear to glamorise violence – singling out ‘drill music’ as what a particularly dangerous genre.

The style of trap music originated in Chicago, before growing in the UK and London’s hip-hop scene over the last decade.


But while the initial ban prompted a huge outcry, the genre has now experienced an online reprieve in the unlikeliest of places.


At the time of writing, Pornhub is hosting a variety of Tim Westwood’s Crib sessions – featuring performances from Drill artists including 1011, BSide and Zone.

The site is also hosting some of 1011’s music videos too – only weeks after the group were banned from making music without the consent of police.

Five members of the West London group  must now seek permission from Scotland Yard before recording or performing music, following an unprecedented ruling at Kingston Crown Court.

They are also banned from writing lyrics which “encourage violence”.


As well as the ban on encouraging violence, 1011 are also forbidden from making reference to their own gang or rival gangs in their music or on social media, as well as referencing post-codes in a gang context, reports ITV. The unprecedented restrictions also say that 1011 must not possess balaclavas or attend Notting Hill Carnival.