Just when you thought Britney Spears would assemble her usual horde of dancers for another sweaty, routine-filled clip, she has released her new music video, “I Wanna Go,” where she’s showing off more than just her rockin’ body. She gets to display a wicked sense of humor.
The video, directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, starts with Spears at a press conference, where she ultimately F’s off the reporters at a press conference, after their questions include probing about carrying Brad Pitt’s lovechild (The answer? “That is false. It’s quintuplets,” she says) and if she hates puppies.
Before you know it, Brit is off and getting grabby with a fan, flashing father and sons, and enjoying getting frisked by a cop. That is until she runs into her arch nemeses, the paparazzi, which in this case are Terminators, sparks flying and all.
She gets “Weeds” star Guillermo Diaz to cameo and reference the cult stoner classic “Half Baked,” then there’s more bikini and short skirt-shaking, lots of spilled milk, and a closer reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Basically, it has to be seen to be believed.
Britney turns on the charm for her most personality-driven video yet. She spoofs herself (check out the theater across the street from all the action playing “Crossroads 2: Cross Harder”) and makes us laugh like she hasn’t since Brit last hosted “SNL” nearly 10 years ago.
“I Wanna Go” is the third single and music video off her platinum “Femme Fatale.” Last week, she kicked off her “Femme Fatale Tour,” where she performs “I Wanna Go” along with past hits such as “3″ and “I’m a Slave 4 U” to rave reviews.