Britney Spears Invades Afghanistan… Sort Of…
First Published: April 22, 2011 3:47 PM EDT Credit: Jive Records, YouTube
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Ooh-rah! They’ve done it again…
The men and women of the U.S. Marines 266 Rein and HMLA 169 showed their love for Britney Spears – while busting out some serious dance moves! — in a new video posted by the proud soldiers on YouTube.
The video opens with aerial shots over what looks to be a base camp surrounded by stark sand, along with the words, “Somewhere deep in the heart of Afghanistan…”
Bass begins to thump as Britney Spears’ hit song “Hold It Against Me” suddenly swells.
Hilarity ensues as two male soldiers kick off the desert dance-party, dancing and lip-syncing to the pop chart-topper.
Britney herself has seen the fatigue-filled spoof, and the pop princess immediately made her appreciation for the troops’ efforts known.
“I am in LOVE with this… I always knew our soldiers were fierce!” Britney posted on her Facebook page on Thursday, along with a link to view the soldiers’ video. “Thanks for everything you guys do… –Britney.”
“Hold It Against Me” is not the first musical endeavor by the U.S. Marines 266 Rein – the group previously posted a video of the troops rocking out to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA.”
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