In her latest video, Britney Spears appears as a scantily clad, whip-wielding dominatrix, but the 32-year-old singer says she wishes she could dial back some of the sexual images.
“A lot of sex goes into what I do,” Spears said on The TJ Show on AMP 103.3 in Boston this morning. “But sometimes I would like to bring it back to the old days when there was like one outfit through the whole video, and you’re dancing the whole video, and there’s like not that much sex stuff going on.”
In “Work B***h,” Spears, dressed in leather underwear, appears in various bondage-themed situations, including a scene in which she holds leather-clad women on a leash.
The pop star said the original cut was even more risque until she finally had to draw the line.
“Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well,” Spears told AMP 103.3.
“I just have to be true to myself and you know, feel it out when I do stuff,” she said.
Asked by the DJ if she’s being pushed further than she would like, Spears replied, “Yes.”
If it were completely up to her, Spears said she would cut out the sex and make the video about the dance.
“It’s about the dance and 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,” she said.