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Iggy: I didn’t dance in Britney’s video

Published 23/04/2015

Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea says Britney Spears wanted her to dance in their collaborative music video Pretty Girls, but she felt it would be “obnoxious” to do so.

The 24-year-old singer teams up with Britney Spears on the upcoming track Pretty Girls.

The pair were seen shooting the video for the song earlier this month, and Iggy has now opened up about just what fans can expect from the footage.

While Britney is known for her incredible dance sequences, Iggy said she felt under too much pressure to show off her moves alongside Ms Spears.

“I didn’t dance! She wanted me to. Since I was co-directing the video, the way I explained it was, it would be kind of obnoxious for me to direct a video and give myself a dance break as well,” Iggy told USA Today. “Like, ‘Here’s the video! And I gave myself a dance scene!’ I don’t know if it necessarily fits my identity, but I think Britney’s identity is really embedded in being a dancer, and that’s something she really wanted to do as well. So there’s a lot of dancing in the video, but I wouldn’t say it’s centered around that.”

Iggy and Britney were seen wearing leopard prints and ripped jeans as they shot the video.

And while Iggy acknowledges the resulting footage is definitely 80’s-inspired, she says the narrative of the video is more complicated.

“You know me, I like having a narrative,” Iggy said. “So if it was just like, ‘80s!’ that would be kind of boring for me. But what Britney made clear to me is that she really wanted to do a video where she got to dress up and play a character.

“I think Geena Davis just like the ultimate ’80s pin-up hot, cool type of girl, so I told Britney to check her out, and she was like, ‘Yes, I love Geena Davis!’ So we based our characters on a lot of stuff like that. But there’s definitely a narrative. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s quirky and funny.”

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