Larry Talks 'Make Me' Video Reshoot
Britney's manager Larry Rudolph is finally speaking out on the "Make Me"'music video drama... or lack there of.
The racy version shot by famed director David LaChapelle, who worked with Spears on the "Everytime" video, leaked online in addition to photos from the shoot so when fans saw the reshoot directed by Randee St. Nicholas, they were in shock and jumped to conclusions.
Fans started spreading rumors that LaChapelle and Spears had a falling out about the outcome of the video; that Britney didn't feel comfortable (please, Britney doesn't do anything she doesn't wanna do).
But her label put that to rest, saying that THEY thought the video was too racy.
"It’s really simple. The video just didn’t work. This is the first time we’ve re-shot a video, and because it’s Britney there are all kinds of conspiracies. Nobody is hiding anything," he said.
It's NOT the first video to have backlash, however. Britney said she cut scenes from her "Work Bitch" video because they were "too sexy" and of course there's the "Perfume" drama, where a shot of Britney with a gun was leaked and never appeared in the produced video.
Director Joseph Kahn revealed that the original shoot for the 2013 video was much darker.
"It sucks, especially since my director’s cut is an entirely different video. The released edit is missing half of the story and all of the editorial structure. It took a lot of serious salvaging of footage to get it to an acceptable place after the concept was gutted…", he said. "But it’s such a faint reflection of the real narrative with broken execution and far less ambition. If they liked the weak version, I’d bet they’d love the strong one. No one knows what they’re missing, and they’re missing a lot."
Despite what fans say, Britney loved the outcome of the reshot "Make Me" video (we do too!).
“The video was definitely very fun to make, and I’m really happy with it. One thing that is really great about this video is that it shows you not take everything so seriously… and that our lives, friendships, and careers should always be fun!” ( a subtle implication that the original video wasn’t, perhaps?)