See what happens when Britney Spears is allowed to talk on her own without being puppeteered by her handlers? She goes off the script and ends up telling interviewers that she’s being pushed too far in the sexy category and would much rather be less exposed. Of course, this makes her dad and manager look bad so they go on the defensive and deny deny deny.
Meanwhile, the world kind of side eyes the whole situation and wonders how Brit Brit really feels underneath all the rehearsed speak, back peddling, and medications. Even though a lot of critics and fans alike are saying “Work Bitch” is the best video Britney has come out with in a while, Spears herself has actually come out to criticize it.
“Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well. It’s kind of like this thing, you know. I just have to be true to myself and you know, feel it out when I do stuff.”
Now of course everyone wants to see all the cut out scenes because they are probably gold mines. Especially since it’s fairly obvious that Britney is the furthest thing from sexy on a day to day basis. Ugg boots in August with a wife beater and no bra is not a good look on anyone, doubly so when it’s the former Princess of Pop wearing it with Cheeto stained fingertips and bad extensions.
But in this video Ms. Spears looks smoking! The body is great, the hair doesn’t look like you’d find crumbs in it, her eyes seem aware of everything going on around her! It’s pretty awesome.
When the radio interviewer asked Spears if she felt that she was being pressured into being sexier than she feels comfortable with, Britney forgot the number 1 rule in her conservatorship- always say you’re perfectly happy with everything!
A lot of sex goes into what I do. But sometimes I would like to bring it back to the old days when there was like one outfit through the whole video, and you’re dancing the whole video, and there’s like not that much sex stuff going on. It’s about the dance and it’s about being old school, it’s like keeping it real and just making it about the dance. I’d love to do a video like that.”
Listen, we all miss old school Britney. Her ass shaking in shit like “Stronger” and “Overprotected” was amazing, but let’s be real here. We have seen Britney’s dance skills just steadily decrease over the last few years. Do we need to bring back VMA 2010 clips?
We’d all love Britney to do an entire video of just dancing like the good ol days but it’s probably a bit unrealistic. Snippets of dancing here, cutting to another shot of her doing a different move there, with images of Britney just singing or smiling in between- that’s a much safer approach.
Now, Spears’ Dad and manager both quickly went on the defense to cover their asses. It definitely does not look good when your money maker starts making comments that sound like she is unhappy being deemed legally unable to take care of herself.
“Britney is never pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her ‘Work Bitch’ video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom.”
Suuuuuuuure she is never pressured into anything. Wink wink nudge nudge. At some point in the next few days Britney will come out saying she didn’t quite say what she meant, and she hopes people don’t get the wrong impression, she’s her own woman and in charge of herself, blah blah blah. All on her own. Like the good little work horse that she is.