On Thursday, Britney Spears will debut her new music video for "Hold It Against Me" at 9:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com, and in celebration of Brit's epic return to the medium that made her a star, MTV News is hosting a live discussion on MTV.com following the premiere, with a full hour of special guests breaking down the new video and looking forward to what we can expect from Femme Fatale.
Our Britney Spears and "Hold It Against Me" discussion, hosted by MTV News' Jim Cantiello, will stream live Thursday, February 17, at 11 p.m. ET on MTV.com an hour after her big video's world premiere. The clip will make its debut just before a new episode of "Jersey Shore."
The highly anticipated video serves as the lead clip from Britney's March 29 album release, Femme Fatale. On Monday (February 14), Spears released another new tease from the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip. Lights flash as several male dancers, dressed all in white, fall to the ground, perhaps adding another piece to the dance-routine puzzle. As they hit the ground, a note hums in the background and the words "Hold It Against Me" hit the screen.
Spears took to Twitter to share the link with her fans, writing, "#3daystoHIAM you ready?"
While 2011 seems to be the year of the female pop star, one person close to Britney said this video will boost Spears above the pack. "She's showing that you have to push it as an artist: that you can't just settle, that you can't be calm with your choreography, that you have to make a statement," the video's choreographer, Brian Friedman, told MTV News. "There's so many people out there competing in this world to be the queen of pop, and she's definitely claiming her throne."
Don't miss Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" video premiere Thursday, February 17, at 9:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com, followed by a live discussion on MTV.com at 11 p.m. about the new clip and what's next for the pop star!