In her 1993 debut single “Supermodel (You Better Work),” iconic drag queen RuPaul says, “I have one thing to say — you better work.” In her newly leaked single “Work Bitch,” Britney Spears takes her cue.
Spears sets high, rap-informed standards for those who dare to reckon with her glittering, Vegas-informed reality: “You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better work, bitch.” (She should call Ace Hood sometime.) And as the propulsive club banger gains steam to skittering, lawn-sprinkler synths, the pop diva dares to sing, “Go call the police! Go call the governor!” with traces of a British accent. Early critics were right — that part of “Work Bitch” really is the best, albeit just one of several great quotable lines here.
Early on, “Work Bitch” was actually rumored to sample “Supermodel (You Better Work).” It doesn’t, but while sassy and surefooted, “Work Bitch” sounds like the lights-out after-party to RuPaul’s enduring ebullient runway anthem. Britney Spears’ new song hit the Web early, so her team posted the official audio, which you can hear below.
Britney Spears — “Work Bitch”
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