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That opens up discussions for the sidewalk scene where Britney is seen casually strolling down the street next to a brick wall. But what about that infamous funeral concept? The scene where Britney was burying her former self would emerge a new woman. "I kept hearing that on my Instagram. I never really knew, or was privy to, a funeral scene," he admits. "Nobody told me about it or talked about it. The scene I posted of her on the bed with the cat — that was one of, like, three or four scenes. I didn’t know what was going in or what got cut."
And in a strange turn of events, Hand says he was forced to hand over all of the images he took of Britney that day. "I was trying to get some other images. They took the memory cards right there — they were pretty adamant about that. I was doing Jake a favor….it’s their gig, I’m here to shoot photos. There were photos I wanted to get back that I couldn’t get back of her dancing on the pole.
MuuMuse asks: "They wouldn’t send them to you?"
"No," Hand admitted. "It was shady — the whole thing. There was a lot of fuckery going on. I didn’t enter it with a contract."
Hand also wonders if someone was paid off at Britney's former label JIVE records because the photos magically appeared online awhile later. "Here’s an interesting thing, though: Jive Records had those photos," he said. "Nobody else did. So I’m looking around the Internet. I saw them pop up on a few websites. A few shots. I think I wrote about that at the end of my Instagram. Somebody got paid off for those. My assumption, or guess, would be that Jive Records cut a deal because there’s money in that. And that’s the reason they’re all there. I looked online and found paparazzi sites that had my photos. I got like 300 or 400 photos that they did give me from that day. It’s just that one scene that they didn’t want me to have, I guess, because it’s sexy photos of her dancing. Maybe to keep it for themselves, so they could sell it."
Read the entire interview HERE, which includes Hand's description of Britney's mood on set and more.
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