Britney Spears And Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls” Video Was Inspired By ’80s Cult Comedy ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’

Mike Wass | April 27, 2015 4:44 pm
Iggy Is Directing Britney's "Pretty Girls" Video
Iggy Azalea not only features on Britney Spears' "Pretty Girls," she's also directing it.

Iggy Azalea’s favorite conversation topic is “Pretty Girls.” The rap diva explained the evolution of her Britney Spears collaboration to reporters, revealed the songwriting credits via Twitter and announced that she was directing the video (along with Cameron Duddy) while walking the iHeart Radio Awards red carpet. She spills even more tea about the blockbuster visual in a new interview with USA Today.

“What Britney made clear to me is that she really wanted to do a video where she got to dress up and play a character,” the “Black Widow” hitmaker said. “That was really important to her.” The inspiration? 1988 cult comedy Earth Girls Are Easy. It stars Geena Davis, who Iggy describes as the “ultimate ’80s pin-up, hot, cool type of girl.” I got Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion vibes from the behind-the-scenes pics, but this is even quirkier. “Pretty Girls” drops May 5. The duo will perform the song live for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17.

Watch a clip from Earth Girls Are Easy:

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[Via USA Today].

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