Iggy Azalea has revealed some details about the upcoming video for “Pretty Girls,” a song she co-wrote and recorded with Britney Spears, who also appears in the video. Iggy Azalea has said that, although Britney Spears wanted her to dance, she refused to.
“I didn’t dance! She wanted me to. Since I was co-directing the video, the way I explained it was, it would be kind of obnoxious for me to direct a video and give myself a dance break as well. I don’t know if it necessarily fits my identity, but I think Britney’s identity is really embedded in being a dancer, and that’s something she really wanted to do as well. So there’s a lot of dancing in the video, but I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily centered around that.”
Azalea has said that she wanted to do something more than just an 80s theme, so both Britney Spears and herself decided to create some form of characters for the video in order to make the “Pretty Girls” video more interesting.
“So if it was just like, ’80s!’ that would be kind of boring for me. But what Britney made clear to me is that she really wanted to do a video where she got to dress up and play a character. That was really important to her and she liked a lot of the things I’ve done that were inspired by movies and stuff.”
Iggy Azalea went on to explain that she had taken inspiration from 80s model and actress Geena Davis.
“She’s just like the ultimate ’80s pin-up hot, cool type of girl, so I told Britney to check her out, and she was like, ‘Yes, I love Geena Davis!’ So we based our characters on a lot of stuff like that, like Geena Davis and characters she played in a lot of her movies at that time period. But there’s definitely a narrative. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s quirky and funny.”
For her part, Britney Spears has taken to Twitter in order to generate more interest for the “Pretty Girls” video, which has yet to debut.
Aren’t these girls pretty? pic.twitter.com/WFwS0IPXnZ
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 8, 2015
The video is also said to debut on May 17, according to tweets that Spears shared on Twitter.
— BillboardMusicAwards (@OfficialBBMAs) April 22, 2015