Even with the fashion , dancing and technology elements of Britney Spears’ just-premiered video for “Hold It Against Me,” the pop singer’s one-on-one battle with herself seems to be the most talked-about scene.
Larry Rudolph, the pop princess’ longtime manager, spoke to MTV News via Skype after the video premiere about the climactic fight sequence and further clarified earlier reports that indicated that Britney had used a body double for the clip’s dance scenes.
“It was good,” Rudolph said of the combat scene. “Of course, there was a body double in there that she was fighting most of the time, which is where some confusion came in. … I heard some rumors that she used a body double. The reality is, she used a body double for the fight scene, ’cause it’s all the fight herself.”
So what does the epic battle scene mean to him? While he hopes fans draw their own conclusions, he shared his theories with MTV News.
“There are really two different Britneys,” he said. “There’s a public Britney and there’s a private Britney, and they’re very different. Maybe the world doesn’t really know that, maybe those of us who do know her really well understand that, but there really are two different Britneys. Maybe at some times the two Britneys are at odds with each other; most of the time they’re not. There’s some of that going on. I think it’s also about Britney just being strong and still on top after all these years. … But there’s a few different ways to look at it.”
What meaning did you get from the Britney-on-Britney fight scene? Share your theories in the comments!