Backlash! Britney Spears Fans Launch Petition For Release Of Alternate ‘Make Me’ Video

Published: Saturday 6th Aug 2016 by Sam

Britney Spears fans are furious.

The singer unveiled the video for her new single ‘Make Me’ and it’s making waves for all the wrong reasons.

In today’s info-age, it became common-knowledge that the clip’s delay was caused by extensive re-edits. An explanation which confirmed itself when a racy version of the visual premiered just minutes after the official edit premiered.

The alternate vid, which was lensed by David LaChapelle, was unanimously hailed the better of the two. And now members of the star’s fanbase are angling for an official roll-out.

Full story below…

Taking to, Spears supporter Austin Dame started a petition demanding the release of the “better” video. Impassioned, he wrote:

Since the music video for Britney Spears’ lead single, “Make Me…” to her new album “Glory” has been released, we Britney fans find that the music video is not a suitable representation of the song and we are calling for the original video to be released (Yes, we know there was a video shot by David LaChapelle before this one, parts of it have already leaked). We ask that RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment release the original video that was filmed by David LaChapelle for the song.

As at writing, 10,000 fans have signed – incredible given that the form only went live today.

Maybe we’ve been watching too much ‘Scandal,’ but the whole thing smells like a publicity stunt. A smart one.

See, if the petition continues to gather steam and generate headlines like the one atop of this very story, it a) creates more buzz around the song and b) will likely see the preferred video unleashed officially.

The latter is especially noteworthy in today’s streaming climate. Because, while Spears may still be as stiff as Pinocchio, the reality is that folk still like to watch her. And with her sales (and everyone else’s) on the wane, dropping an alternate edit on VEVO would gift her the SPS points to rise above the pack.

If it were us, we’d “cave to the pressure” and drop the second video the week her ‘Glory’ album is released and get them streams!

Stay tuned to see if it plays out as such!


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  1. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 6, 2016

    I guess that version really is better, so can’t knock what the fans want. The fans are telling her to “Gimme More”, so what can she really do?

  2. Juju August 6, 2016

    Stunt queen!

  3. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 6, 2016


    • Applause August 6, 2016

      Don’t drag lemonade like that sis.

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 6, 2016

        Lemonade shot straight to #1, best reviewed album of the year, sold nearly 400k first week, it’s platinum in pure sales, multi platinum world wide, has already won a slew awards, Formation world tour is slaying globally, 11 VMA nominations, 4 Emmy nominations…. How is your favs album sales looking?

    • BEY>RIH August 6, 2016

      To add on.. Lemonade debuted with 600k and to date has sold 1.2 million in the U.S. and 2.1 million WW. IT IS THE BEST SELLING ALBUM WW OF 2016. It is the most critically acclaimed album by a pop girl ever. It is on the verge of outselling Artflop if not it already has. Meanwhile your fave is about to have the 2nd biggest flop of all time (behind Artpop and Anti)

      • Linda August 7, 2016

        Beyonce could release 5 more albums and yet to outsell Britney’s total sales.
        Have a seat.

  4. Mark111 /.\ August 6, 2016

    Get ’em talking Brit. I like the song, I don’t care for music videos anymore, but I’d say pull a Rihanna and release both. I bet that’s the plan anyway. She’s so hot in the other video.

  5. #TeamTinashe Stan August 6, 2016

    Publicity stunt at best!
    Song is trash in general. Move onto the next single.

    In other news……
    Congratulations to LA Reid for signing this new star! This is a BOP!

    • Tori August 7, 2016

      Bruh that’s literally the worst place to be right now, I’d rather go to hell in stead of pursuing a musical/entertainment career through Epic S*** Records. She better ask Future, Tamar, Ciara, etc…if you don’t fund your own s*** and tour to get your money back, you’re f*****. I think it’s really in the contract that you only get 3 singles, 2 videos, limited promo. The ONLY thing they’re capable of is album packaging.
      She would have a better chance at going independent and releasing a full album digitally to capitalize on streaming.

  6. LB August 6, 2016

    Just release both, anyway the streets are talking, get that PR gurl

  7. grapejuicefan August 6, 2016

    The leaked one looks way better fits the vibe of the song.

  8. Kitteneyez August 6, 2016


    I need to see that second version in full

    Make Me deserves a sexier video

  9. Annalise August 6, 2016

    Just petition for a new song altogether, because this is TRASH!

    • Applause August 6, 2016

      Sorry is trash too sis.

      • BEY>RIH August 6, 2016

        Where is gags on any chart sis?

      • Annalise August 7, 2016

        “Trash” pretty much sums up Gags entire career, and her two-dollar p**** that can’t keep a man! Hunnie, the last time Gagz was even remotely relevant was when Queen Bey put her on! Act like yew know!!!!

    • JOHNVIDAL August 7, 2016

      Hey guys leave Lady Gaga alone. She´s a real talent. Charts mean nothing compared to talent. Now if you want to come for a talentless model then yes, I approve coming for chart positions and sales lol

      • SailorMoon August 7, 2016

        I don’t think lady Gaga is talented. I think she’s a white lady who lies and cheats her way thru life.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 7, 2016

        Lady Gaga is not talented? LOL Ok bye.

  10. wrosy3 August 6, 2016

    Her management is really exploiting her she needs to move on from this type of stripper tease videos not cute anymore

    • Jay August 6, 2016

      But it’s okay for Beyonce to do it?

  11. Annalise August 6, 2016

    Who did the video treatment? It was very J-Lo esque; especially the beginning part with her girlfriends which mirrored ‘I Luh You Papi’. Unfortunately for Brit, she does not have body or the dancing chops (anymore) to do what J.Lo does. They’ll both flop anyway, but at least J.Lo will look hot doing it!

  12. Stephy August 6, 2016

    Britney is so sweet. But shady too. Her shade crack me the hell up!

  13. Mark111 /.\ August 6, 2016

    I can see this being a top 10, at least #15. You stans have to give music time, not everyone is on twitter. I mean look at Cheap Thrills. It took that song a while to catch on and it’s #1 now.

    • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 6, 2016

      That’s because most of the major pop radio stations in the U.S. keep Sia’s singles on a waiting list. She doesn’t get shine until later on down the line.

  14. Applause August 6, 2016

    Britney is a icon. Why are the hive and other lessors even mad?

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 6, 2016

      Mad about what? The song is cool but the video released is horrid. The Beyhive is not worried about this robotic, bad knee, auto tuned Vegas has been.

    • BEY>RIH August 6, 2016

      B**** Beyoncé is a living legend. Keep stanning for hœs who peak early in their careers and flop for the rest. You wish Britknee or T***** gaga had an inch of longevity, talent, sales, and impact as Bey.

    • Annalise August 7, 2016

      Sis, who’s madT? ZITney has ZERO talent, and she’s managed to cling to pop fads for the past decade to get hits. Congrats to her though. I love how the media have completely swept her mental illness and ex-drug-addiction under the rug, because we all know if this was black singer it would be a different story.

      AnTEAways…. she’s cute at what she does, but the song is TRASH and anyone with a good ear will be able to see that!

    • Janet August 7, 2016

      Most Britney fans are Beyonce fans as well. They sort of go hand in hand, especially in the gay community. No need to bid them against each other, because they are in two different lanes, but equally loved.

  15. SMH August 6, 2016

    It’s sad when even an artist’s fans don’t realize their fave’s time has passed already lol.

  16. Jacob August 6, 2016

    I really wish they would change the cover
    her past 2 album covers have been so up close to her face. Like show that body. I was so excited when I saw the make me cover!

  17. Krista August 6, 2016

    David LaChapelle. Isn’t that the same one who sued R******?

  18. Love is love August 6, 2016

    All jlo

  19. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy August 6, 2016

    This song is straight trash and a desperate attempt at relevancy. Also, I’m over the tired lingerie look; it’s not doing it for me.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 7, 2016

      Sis you stan for Rihanna who musically is pretty much like a Britney Spears. Rihanna´s songs are not better than Britney´s catalogue or anything, and neither of them contributed a damn thing to all those songs. Get this into your head: Rihanna is not Bruce Springsteen or anything. So your point is? At least Britney could dance 15 years ago. What has Rihanna been able to do… EVER?
      Also, you claim Rihanna is bigger than what Madonna has ever been.
      Seriously, you better leave poor Britney Spears alone LOL

  20. Chillitsjustpizza August 6, 2016

    Britney did her damn thing with this song.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen August 6, 2016

      Not the original but this fan made one is better than what Brit put out..

  21. MusicFan103 August 7, 2016

    I was thinking it could be a PR stunt. like if fans caught on, it creates and or makes it into a news story therefore bringing more attention to the song and original released video and views. And eventually they can release a second filmed video if its already near done and only needs color correcting and such. Regardless if nobody caught on and they didn’t want to release they could just have went with the one, or what they could have done is just release two videos for more views as a video # 2. Either way its more talk about the song and more video views. It can only help.

  22. Grande the Way August 7, 2016

    Neither video is good. The leaked one looks like all her other videos for the last 5 years. Half naked Britney, half naked men, abs, dance routines. It’s honestly old. I’m ready for her to try something knew

  23. ow Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuyiji August 7, 2016

    If this is the real music video then it’s a nice

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