Britney Spears’ father and manager have denied reports she was “pressured” into sexualizing her image.
The pop star and mother-of-two confessed earlier this week she worries too much “sex” goes into her music videos and revealed she “cut half the video” for her latest single Work B***h because the shots were too racy.
But in a statement to TMZ, her father Jamie Spears and manager Larry Rudolph deny the star was ever pushed into amping up her sex appeal.
“Britney is never pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her Work B***h video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom,” they said.
Britney has remained under her father’s conservatorship since 2008 following a very public meltdown.
The 31-year-old star appeared to give some insight into the tug-of-war for creative control over her projects in her recent interview with The TJ Show on AMP 103.3 and admitted she’d like to tone down her image.
“A lot of sex goes into what I do. 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,” she said.
“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.”
Britney’s latest video was released on Tuesday. It features the star dancing in skimpy outfits and whipping her dancers, wearing bondage gear. Britney admitted cutting the sexiest scenes seemed to be the only way she could stay “true to herself”.
“Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there,” she said about the Work B***h clip.
“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.
“I just have to be true to myself and you know, feel it out when I do stuff.”
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