Britney Spears dropped her official music video for the track “Make Me…” on August 5, but not all her fans are happy.
A number of Britney’s fans took to social media following the music video release to slam Spears and her team, because it turns out the video was COMPLETELY different to the one that’s been leaking over the past few weeks.
The switch up got fans asking one big question: What happened to the original “Make Me…” music video?
Well, TMZ claims they have the answer, and it’s not because the original was deemed “too sexy” after leaked footage showed Britney writhing around in a cage wearing nothing but red glitter (seriously).
According to the site, Spears team actually described to scrap the original video after they deemed that it just didn’t make sense.
According to the site, Spears’ team were “extremely disappointed” with the original “Make Me…” music video and felt it had no storyline, was “utterly disjointed” and “pointless.” Yikes!
That’s when Britney’s people enlisted the help of Randee St. Nicholas, who’s worked on videos for big names like Carrie Underwood and Toni Braxton in the past, who created the official video that was just uploaded to Spears’ VEVO.
However, David LaChapelle, who directed on the original video is telling a different story.
Sources connected to him told TMZ that Britney’s team actually did reject his original video because it was “too sexy” amid reports that Spears stripped down to almost nothing, simulated sex with rapper G-Eazy and writhed on some nearly naked guys.
But while the true reason the original “Make Me…” video was scrapped is still a mystery, fans aren’t pleased.
A Change.Org petition urging Britney’s team to drop the original video already has close to 10,000 signatures and the YouTube comments section is full of fans demanding the release of the original.
Watch the official “Make Me…” music video below;
BY Emily H