Thank you, Miley Cyrus. If it were not for your Throwback Thursday (tweeted on Wednesday, but never mind that), Britney Spears‘ “Outrageous” music video featuring Snoop Dogg may have just continued to collect dust as a forgotten artifact in the pop culture attic.
Here is Britney and Snoop back in summer 2004, on the Queens, N.Y., on set of the Dave Meyers-directed music video for “Outrageous,” the final single – written by none other than R. Kelly – off Brit’s fourth album, In the Zone.
What they made is pure pop gold. The clip shows Snoop and a group of guys casually playing pick-up on a street basketball court. And up walks Britney, ready to ball in her hi-tops, basketball shorts, sheer jersey (push-up bra peeking out, logically), and sideways trucker hat (remember those?).
After a few half-hearted dribbles, Brit passes the ball, walks straight to Snoop, and jumps up to straddle his waist, as she seductively sings:
“I just want to be happy/ In a place where love is free/ Can you take me there/ Somebody, ooh/ And when you mention my name/ Make sure you know the truth, yeah/ Until I vow to keep it forever.”
What that means, even the lyrical gods wouldn’t know. But it doesn’t matter, because you are not listening. You are just watching, waiting, for that magical, moment when Britney licks Snoop’s face. Yes, licks.
Press play, above, and enjoy the
Then see what other old-school snaps stars – from Beyonc to One Direction – shared in this week’s Throwback Thursday: Hollywood Edition.