An “original” version of Britney Spears’ 2007 “Gimme More” video has leaked online, showing a slightly different plotline — and a curvier Spears.
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The video for “Gimme More,” the first single from Spears’ fifth studio album “Blackout,” was released in Oct. 2007, just a year after the pop star gave birth to her second son. While the “original” video footage still shows Spears stripping and performing on a pole, it also shows the small amount of pregnancy weight that she hadn’t yet lost — something which is suspiciously absent in the final video. Watch both videos below to see if you can spot the differences, or check out our screencaps above to compare (top shots come from the “original” version, bottom come from the released version).
Video: Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” — “original” footage
Video: Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” — released version
Both start with the iconic “It’s Britney, b-tch” introduction, but the newly-released footage also reveals a slightly different story line. Spears is also topless for much of the never-before-seen version, covering up with a leather jacket held across her chest.
In the released clip, a blonde Britney gossips with friends, watching brunette Britney take her clothes off for cash. The leaked “original” is all brunette — grittier and darker — and leaves blonde Britney out of the story completely. Instead, Britney struts down the street and relaxes in bed, clad in leather and fishnets.
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