Remember “Break Free,” the single Ariana Grande released after the eclipsing mega-hit “Problem” and before all-star collaboration “Bang Bang” (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj)? It kind of got lost in the shuffle, didn’t it — especially now that Ariana’s album track “Best Mistake” is also available and currently #1 on iTunes.
The video for “Break Free” has finally arrived (though whether or not it’s too little, too late remains to be seen), and as we saw teased two months ago, it takes its inspiration from ’60s sci-fi camp fest Barbarella. Here Ariana blasts aliens with her ray gun, busts up evil man-machines (with her rocket boobs, no less — nice nod to manga series Mazinger Z) and writhes around like a naughty sex kitten.
By the end of the schlocky ride, Grande is beamed up to a spaceship where “Break Free” maestro Zedd is commanding/DJ-ing for a crew of dancing aliens.
You know, if only this was the Mos Eisley Cantina from Star Wars, we could knock back a much-needed drink.
Watch Ariana and Zedd’s “Break Free” video above.
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