16 years ago today, history was being made…[email protected]

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I’m not that INNOCENT!

16 years ago today Britney Spears was on set filming one of her iconic music videos ” Oops!…I Did it again”.

An accompanying music video for “Oops!… I Did It Again” was directed by Nigel Dick and was filmed on March 18, 2000 in Universal City, California. During its production, Spears was struck in the head by a falling camera and began bleeding. Spears’ mother Lynne suggested that she might have suffered from a concussion, though she received four stitches and continued work after resting for four hours.Spears created the concept for the clip, commenting that “[she wanted] to be on Mars, dancing on Mars” and “[wanted] to be in a red jumpsuit”. The final product premiered on April 10, 2000, on an episode of MTV’s Making the Video.

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The music video begins with a brief scene of an astronaut on Mars uncovering a stone slate featuring the cover of the album Oops!… I Did It Again. A scientist back on Earth sees it through a video transmitter and says, “Cute. What is it?” As the astronaut replies, “Oh, it’s cute alright. It couldn’t be…”, the ground begins to shake as a large stage rises from the ground. Spears then descends from a platform onto a stage in a red catsuit as the track begins to play. As she continues to sing and dance, she suspends the astronaut mid-air above her. Interspersed throughout the video are scenes of Spears wearing a short white top and skirt, lying barefoot on a white web pad with dancers on the ground around her. During its bridge, Spears does a flip in the air to where the astronaut is and appears in a white jacket, short black leather skirt, and leather boots. As a symbol of his love for her, the astronaut gifts Spears with the Heart of the Ocean, the blue diamond from the blockbuster film Titanic (1997). She questions that she “thought the old lady [Rose] dropped it into the ocean in the end”, to which he responds, “Well, baby, I went down and got it for you”. Spears comments “Oh, you shouldn’t have” and walks away, the astronaut shrugs and leaves. The video concludes as Spears and her performers continue to dance.

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At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, the music video for “Oops!… I Did It Again” was nominated for the Best Female Video, Best Dance Video, the Best Pop Video, and the Viewer’s Choice!

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History was certainly made by creating this music video. Be sure to watch the music video in honor of todays history making: