Happy Britney Day, you guys! That’s right: Britney Spears‘ “Hold It Against Me” video is finally here! After 14 tantalizing teases, plus one teensy bit more satisfying 30-second clip, we can finally watch the video for “Hold It Against Me” in its entirety — and OMG, is it EPIC! Like, Armageddon epic.
The video opens with a shot of a flaming comet hurtling toward Earth. Oh no! Is this the end of days? Duh, no! When the asteroid hits, it lights up the otherwise dark world with an energizing neon glow. (Perfect for dancing, if you ask me.) Was Britney riding that star on its crash course to Earth? Well, we just don’t know.
Next, the video cuts to the futuristic soundstage/photo shoot that we were lucky enough to preview in each of the “Hold It Against Me” teasers. Flashbulbs explode as we get our first glimpse of Ms. Britney Spears, who’s looking FIERCE in a skimpy two-piece with matching bullet belt. An entourage of eager, almost-naked male dancers help her slip into her studded jacket (as happens every morning in the Spears household, I imagine) as Britney gets right to the business of singing.
Quick scene and costume change, and Britney is revealed in a voluminous white gown that reminds of a wedding dress — SPOILER ALERT: some stuff is definitely going to come out from underneath that skirt! — followed by some amazing beauty shots of our beloved Brit as she rises within a Matrix-like tunnel of televisions playing all of her greatest hits. Is this commentary on the fishbowl nature of fame? Maybe.
Then: DANCE BREAK! Cue the sexy male backup dancers and classic Britney dance moves, plus (BONUS!) a pair of ruby red ‘Rocky Horror’-style lips.
And that’s not even getting to the best part, i.e. the Britney-on-Britney fight scene! (Don’t hold it against me!) Perhaps it goes without saying, but Britney Spears looks INCREDIBLE in the video for “Hold It Against Me.” Her hair is tight, her makeup is flawless, the dance moves are on point. Girlfriend knew expectations were high, and she Buh-ROUGHT it.
Anyway, enough chattering on about Britney Spears’ new video. You should just watch it for yourself, below. And don’t miss “MTV First: Britney Spears’ ‘Hold It Against Me’ Video Premiere,” a live discussion on MTV.com at 11 p.m. ET about the new clip and what’s next for the pop star!
+ Watch Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” video.