Remember that yellow snake Britney performed with at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards? She just tweeted about it!
During an interview with MTV, Ke$ha was discussing her proudest moments of 2011 and brought up her time working with Britney!
["Till The World Ends"] just came on the radio, and I have to say, I love hearing Britney Spears sing my lyrics, every single day. It never gets old. I get so excited. It’s better than any drug when you hear Britney Spears sing a song you wrote.
It’s very sweet that she would bring up Britney without being prompted. . It’s definitely a fantastic song we will all remember!
Britney Spears certainly had everyone talking when she dropped her steamy “Criminal” video. Sure, fans were talking about the sex and gunplay, but they were also going bananas over the appearance of Brit’s real-life boyfriend, Jason Trawick, who plays her criminally handsome beau in the clip.
The idea to include Trawick in the video was all Britney’s, but director Chris Marrs Piliero wasn’t sure he was so into it. “When she first hit me up, she had a basic story in mind, and she actually always originally planned to have Jason, her boyfriend, play the role, and I wasn’t super stoked on that idea at first, actually,” he told MTV News.
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Most of his reservations were because Trawick isn’t a professional actor and he wasn’t sure his rookie acting skills would translate well in the mini-movie. “I wanted to make a really rad, epic video, and I definitely got the sense from her she wanted something really cool,” he explained. “And in my mind, I was just thinking then, ‘We really should not be using your boyfriend; we should get an actor.’ So, I mean, I didn’t say that, but in the back of my mind, I’m like, ‘I don’t like this idea at all.’ ”
Trawick and his abs, however, managed to impress Piliero — and Britney loyalists everywhere. “At the end of the day, Jason killed it. That was one of those things I was really stoked [about], as much as I went into it like, ‘Wow, he’s not an actor. This is going to be interesting,’ but I really do like a challenge, and I really do like the idea that I’m a director and my job is to direct and get the performance. For me, it was a fun challenge to be like, ‘I’m gonna make sure that you are awesome,’ and he was.”
Piliero also worked with Spears on her video for “I Wanna Go,” and he was once again dazzled by her sassy acting skills. “Of course, Britney was rad,” he said. “She does a good job at nailing and doing the little acting thing. She’s cool at it.”
Hopefully we’ll get to see the many interviews Britney is participating in (MTV Europe, Daybreak, This Morning, BBC, Loose Women) during her stay in London! Also below is a picture Britney tweeted of herself. You can click it to see more photos of Britney with some interviewers in the gallery!
The turquoise-and-red single art for the song — which is now all over the blogs — features a serious-looking Spears looking out into the distance, her wavy hair falling on her bare back. A mysterious hooded man is also featured on the cover. A rep confirmed to MTV News on Wednesday (September 14) that the art is official.
A video treatment rumored to be for “Criminal” has also hit the Net. BreatheHeavy.com reports that the clip will revolve around Brit and her relationship with a super-hot, bad-boy fiancé. Britney and her beau attend a classy event but before long, they’re outside fighting.
A character named Jason comes along and breaks up the fight, only to start fighting with the fiancé character. After Jason sweeps Britney off her feet, the two head out on what seems to be a Bonnie and Clyde-style crime spree. The video will reportedly be helmed by her “I Wanna Go” director, Chris Marrs Piliero.
The director had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.
While the details have yet to be confirmed, Spears has promised that the video will be eye-catching. “Actually, the song, when I first heard it, it’s really different and it’s not anything I’ve heard like this before. So I really wanted to deliver this song. I was thinking of a really cool concept for the video just to make it interesting,” she told us last month. “You’ll have to see.”
As Spears gears up for the release of “Criminal,” she’s also got a few other projects in the works, including a remix album due out next month and a concert special set to air on Epix. The just-released trailer for the special, set to air in November, uses concert footage from her Femme Fatale Tour, which Brit is gearing up to take to Europe later this month.
Before Britney Spears kicks off the European leg of her Femme Fatale Tour later this month, she is taking care of a little business in England. Spears took to Twitter to reveal that the country would serve as the locale for her “Criminal” video.
“So excited to stop over in the UK before I start my European tour in a few weeks,” she tweeted. “Can’t wait! I LOVE London, it’s like my second home. Decided to shoot the ‘Criminal’ video in the streets of merry old England when I get there…”
The news of the video shoot comes a week or so after the singer revealed to MTV News that her next single would be the Femme Fatale slow jam. She also teased that she had some interesting ideas for the video.
“The song, when I first heard it, it’s really different and it’s not anything I’ve heard like this before,” she told us backstage at the VMAs. “So I really wanted to deliver this song. I was thinking of a really cool concept for the video just to make it interesting. You’ll have to see.”