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NEW YORK: Pop Diva Britney Spears, whose kinky `Work Bitch’ video debuted on Oct 1, has admitted she was pressured into looking sexy in the music video.
The video of the first single from her eighth studio album shows 31-year-old Britney flaunting her skin and bikini body as she prances around with a horde of backup dancers.
Because the video shows dancers being whipped in bondage, it has been banned in the UK.
Speaking about the video to The TJ Show on Boston’s AMP 103.3, Britney revealed that the original video showed too much skin. “Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than 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.”
Asked about the pressure by her team on her to look sexy, she said, “A lot of sexiness goes into what I do, you know? 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 sexy stuff going on.’’
However celebrity website TMZ quoted Britney’s father Jamie Spears (her legal conservator since her mental breakdown in 2007) and her manager Larry Rudolph as saying that they never pressurize her to make her videos raunchy.
“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,’’ they were quoted as saying by TMZ.