Chris Brown unveiled his “New Flame” video this afternoon (August 14) and my mind immediately wandered to Britney Spears‘ “Work Bitch” extravaganza. Which is unusual because I’m still trying to forget that Britney Jean ever happened. It just so happens that both videos were filmed at the same luxurious pool (or a very, very similar one).
Only instead of CGI sharks and dazed choreography, Breezy serves umbrella twisting and a shirtless cameo from international sex symbol Rick Ross. Fellow collaborator Usher also makes an appearance but — let’s be real — all eyes are on Teflon Don. The concept, which was first used by Mexican duo Prima J, is eye-catching but surely Chris had other options. Particularly when the song is this good. Watch both (equally glamorous) videos after the jump.
Here’s Chris Brown’s “New Flame” video:
And Britney’s “Work Bitch” opus:
Who ruled the pool? Let us know in the comments below.
Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.
You might also like