Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea debuted the video for their crush single “Pretty Girls” prior this week—and on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, the pop stars breathed the song to life in all its ’80s-cherishing, sugarcoated flourescence.
Spears conveyed one of her most lively TV exhibitions in years: decked out in a lather and-sheer fabric unitard, she shimmied around the stage as backup dancers sporting skater gears moved around her. Azalea, in the mean time, stood her ground, repeating her part as an outsider figure in a silver space-age get-up. Concerning whether the two were lip-synchronizing their hit—doesn’t it even truly matter?
Prior this week, the beautician for the music video spilled behind-the-scenes secrets from the video. Alejandra Hernandez says the religion ’80s motion picture Earth Girls Are Simple was the greatest motivation for the team’s look.
“That was our greatest impact and motivation,” says Hernandez of the 1989 clique fantastic co-featuring Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans. “That, to me, was the ’80s at its coolest.”