Britney Spears is in the midst of another comeback, but does her new music video take her too far into sexy territory?
That’s the claim made in a new report from TMZ, whose sources say the 34-year-old pop star’s people rejected director David LaChapelle’s first cut of the “Make Me” music video for being too sexy.
However, Britney’s camp is denying that’s the reason, stating instead the video was rejected because its plotline makes no sense.
It’s hard to say which side is telling the truth. The version of the video that was eventually released was directed by Randee St. Nicholas, and it is both considerably less sexy and much more coherent than the original.
But now that they’ve seen a glimpse of the racy first cut, a number of the Britney faithful really want to see the full version — so much so that they’ve created a Change.org petition calling for its release.
The petition, addressed to RCA Records, states: “We Britney fans find that the [“Make Me”] music video is not a suitable representation of the song and we are calling for the original video to be released … We ask that RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment release the original video that was filmed by David LaChapelle for the song.”
So far, the petition has 10,741 of the required 15,000 signatures to move forward, so who knows? Maybe we’ll see the entire video of the first cut yet!