Britney Spears‘ new music video for “Work B****” might seem tame in comparison to the ones being put out by Rihanna and MIley Cyrus, but she still had some reservations about her sexy and sexual performance. According to the mother of two, she actually made some of the original footage be cut from the music video because she thought it went too far.
“Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there,” Spears tells The TJ Show. “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. I just have to be true to myself and feel it out when I do stuff.”
Spears is mother to 8-year-old Sean Preston and 7-year-old Jayden James. She’s been in the pop life for more than half of her life, and she says that sometimes she wants to get away from the oversexualization and get back to music videos being about one outfit and one dance.
“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 one outfit through the whole video, and you’re dancing the whole video, and there’s like not that much sex stuff going on,” she says. “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.”