Britney Spears released her new video for the single, “Make Me,” on Friday, and the visuals are revealing. The sexy music video is a taste of what the rest of her new album, Glory, has in store for her fans, but the chatter seems to be about what is in the video — a collection of shirtless men performing some Magic Mike-like moves to impress her — and not-so-impressed fans wanting the leaked version.
In the video, there is a select group of men auditioning to be her love interest for the video and they are doing all they can to get her attention, including Asaf Goren from MTV’s Are You The One and So You Think You Dance. The main man seems to be a blond named “Michael” who is encouraged to grab his friends and join Britney and her crew with the disclaimer that they are “up to no good.”
Britney Spears looks better than she ever has, and the 34-year-old mother-of-two knows it, judging from her wardrobe; a bevy of sheer bodysuits, short denim shorts, and revealing, barely-there outfits. Clearly, the men in the video don’t mind being objectified and many are brazenly clamoring for the pop star’s attention. The music for “Make Me” is mid-tempo and perfect for a strip tease, which is essentially what the men in the video are putting down.
There is some shameless product placement in the video; Britney rolling up in a tricked-out BMW, the application of eos lip balm, and Orange Theory Fitness was blatantly slapped on the screen, so at least we know how everyone was able to maintain their luscious lips and well-defined physiques.
Glory is Britney Spears’ ninth album and follows 2013’s Britney Jean, but there has been a fair amount of controversy already attached to the project. “Make Me” was partially leaked a few weeks ago, and while that video — which was directed by David LaChapelle — is no longer available, her fans did not forget about it and 3,000 of them have resorted to Change.org to revive it, saying that it better represents the mood of the song. Perhaps the leak is what led to the bevy of potential male strippers vying for her attention, reports Vulture.
Then, there were complaints about Glory’s cover art. Persnickety fans thought her image was overexposed and called the chosen font “unfortunate.” According to Refinery 29, Spears’ fan Austin Dame was so heartbroken over the album art that once again, a Change.org petition was started in an attempt to make RCA produce a better product. That petition currently has just over 1,000 signatures.
“We Britney fans find that the cover art is not a suitable representation of the music that Britney is putting out and we are calling for it to be changed.”
It’s official, you just can’t please everyone.
Still, the comments regarding “Make Me” are great and she should be proud of herself. Britney Spears has come a long way and she is giving Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande a run for their money.
— Chris Crocker (@ChrisCrocker) August 5, 2016
Anyway! @britneyspears I LOVE the make me music video! You look incredible yet so cute at the same time ????
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) August 5, 2016
Spears and her girl squad gleefully objectify the men trying to be “the one,” and the men are showing off their talents, in addition to their well-defined abs. In between images of the Grammy-winner writhing and showing off her enviable body in an array of skin-bodysuits, G-Eazy pops up and does his bit.
— Vulture (@vulture) August 5, 2016
Did you see the leaked version of the video and what do you think of the finished product?
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