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It's well known that Britney had a traumatic time during 2007, from shaving her head to public meltdowns - so it was a surprise for everyone when she released the video for her single 'Gimme More', and looked nothing short of amazing in it.
It turns out that we have make-up artist Mikal Sky to thank for that, and Britney didn't exactly make it easy for her.
Sky spoke to the website Money Making Makeup Artist about working with Britney, revealing the the singer actually tried to sabotage the entire shoot, completely ignoring any input from the director.
Sky said: "One of the defining moments of my career was working with Britney. I was her personal MUA for the Gimme More music video and a couple of photo shoots. She had just shaved her head and was getting a nothing but bad press.
"She sabotaged the director by refusing to perform and follow the script. So, what we got was her dancing on a stripper pole with her friends."
Watch Britney's 'Gimme More' video below:
However, it wasn't all bad - Sky went on to add: "It was an honest and playful performance during a very rough time and I am proud of how gorgeous she was."
As well as Britney herself, Sky also worked with Lady Gaga herself, taking care of the singer's makeup for both the video for 'LoveGame' and for 'Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)'.
"I have had the great pleasure of working with Sharon Gault since 2007. She has opened a lot of doors for me," Sky explained. "I have gotten to work on David LaChapelle and Lady Gaga sets with her."
The original plot of Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' video is believed to be as follows (via the Skadoll Tumblr blog).
"It's gloomy .. and everyone is looking down, except Britney who's looking around through her veil at the people …She then looks into the camera and says “Its Britney Bitch” ..She slowly starts to move away from the crowd .. hoping no one sees her, but makes eye contact with a guy in the funeral
…She starts moving a little faster, hiding even a little .. and he starts to follow her … she jumps into her car drives off .. she parks somewhat illegally on a curb .. and begins walking down and then opens a deserted door.
The door open into a dark club ..
She starts walking down a hallway and there are people kissing and dancing on both sides .. and then the camera zooms to one side where there is a Britney dancing on a pole.
The funeral Britney who has now changed into another dark outfit continues her walk down the hallway, then stops and looks around ..Then we see in the distance another white and red dressed brighter Britney dancing with dancers on a stage .. which is the main dance scene …Then the Britney walking through the hallways gets pushed into the wall by the guy who was at the funeral … but when he turns the girl around its not Britney … and now that Britney is lost among dancers in the crowded club … she starts to move through them … while the other Britney is on the stage dancing with the dancers …
Suddenly the on stage Britney is kidnapped and ends up in a dark room with bad pipes and leaking water .. She's tied to a chair with her arms behind her back while girl -who we only see from the back but is assumed to be another Britney- is roughing her up , slapping her.. just being violent .. to the point where eventually we think Britney dies …
We then flash back to the funeral … and somehow we realize there no one in the coffin .. and we're left with the man ..
Going back through all the steps he realizes that the girl on the pole wasn't Britney …The girl rouging up Britney wasnt Britney …And then the man seems lost …The camera zooms out out of Britneys eye while she blinks, throws off her funeral hat onto a bed … and the video fades out"
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