Britney’s a cartoon!
This video for Kill the Lights finds Britney Spears being — what else? — hounded by the paparazzi so she promptly flies off into space and goes to another planet. Unfortunately, it turns out that the entire universe is apparently obsessed with robbing Britney of her privacy.
This concept behind this video was the result of a fan fiction contest, in which people were asked to send their ideas to Britney’s management, via her website. The winner of the contest was a girl from Argentina, who titled her submission “Known Everywhere.” Believe it or not, I came very close to entering this contest myself. You have to remember that this was back in 2009, when I was in a much darker place than I am today. As such, my idea was for the video to be an homage to Lucio Fuci’s Zombi 2, with Britney going to a Caribbean island to investigate the death of Justin Timberlake and then getting bitten by a zombified Joey Fatone. My idea was that the video would end with zombie Britney eating Kevin Federline. Personally, I still think it’s a good idea but I never actually submitted it so I’ve got no one to blame for this video but myself.
Still, just imagine if I had submitted my idea and it had been accepted. (Seriously, I totally would have won if I had entered the contest.) Not only would Britney now being getting credit for the zombie revival but she’d probably also would have gone on to do any number of horror-themed music videos.
So, basically, I made a huge mistake by not submitting my idea and now the world is suffering.
Sorry about that.