From the looks of Britney Spears‘ new video for “Work Bitch,” one might imagine that the singer still has no problem showing a little skin. But in a recent interview with The TJ Show on 103.3 AMP in Boston (a Radio.com station), Brit Brit says a lot of the more risque scenes were left on the cutting room floor, per her request.
“Oh my God, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there,” she told the host. “Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well…I just have to be true to myself and you know, feel it out when I do stuff.”
If Britney was the one directing though she assured the host that there would be much less focus on her body and way more on the choreography.
“Part of what I do, and a lot of the things that made me do so well in my performances, is a lot of sex goes into what I do,” she said. “But sometimes I would like to just bring it back to the old days when there was like one outfit through the whole video and you’re just dancing the whole video, and there’s like not that much sex stuff going on and it’s about the dance.”
She added, “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.”
These next few months, Britney will be busy. On December 3, she will release her 8th studio album and on Dec. 27 she heads to Las Vegas for a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. And even though that show will most likely feature more costume changes than she might hope, she said it will be nice to dress up and perform.
“I’m such a cozy person, I love being in my house…but I feel like I’m going to go a little crazy if I stay in my house too much if I just hang out and do nothing,” says Britney. “I kind of like to perform – well not kinda – I really like to perform and I like to do shows..It’s exciting and it’s a way to express yourself so I think it’s fun.”
As for her relationship with Miley Cyrus–who Britney recently worked with on Miley’s upcoming album, Bangerz (out October 8)–fans might be sad to hear that there are most likely no girls nights in their future.
“We talk a little bit, but I mean I don’t text [Miley] – I’ve texted her one time you know, and she’s texted me one time. She’s a busy girl right now and she’s probably all over the place doing tons of stuff,” Britney explains. “We kind of keep it professional for the most part though.”
Listen to 103.3 AMP’s full interview with Britney here.