Britney Spears, may God bless and keep her, starred in some iconic music videos back in the day. There was the questionable-but-legendary schoolgirl outfit of ...Baby One More Time. The red pleather catsuit and confusing Titanic-inspired subplot of Oops! … I Did It Again. And, of course, the 3:31 minutes of airborne magic that was the Toxic video, in which Britney played a flight attendant who would definitely, 100% get fired for inappropriate behaviour in real life.
Now, an AirAsia flight attendant has recreated the Toxic dance routine– and he’s putting our own Britney impersonations to shame.
In a video posted on Twitter, Assraf Nasir is seen lip-syncing along to Spears’ 2003 hit on an empty Airbus A330.
À la Britney, Nasir sings into the intercom, struts down the aisle pushing a food trolley, and recreates some pivotal moves from the original Toxic dance routine – although he stops short of dragging a passenger into the toilets for a kiss.
You can watch the short-but-sweet video below:
The video has gone viral since being uploaded onto Twitter by Nasir’s friend and colleague Farhan Rzman, racking up almost 9 million views.
And, rather brilliantly, Nasir’s dance moves have even got the attention of his boss.
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Tony Fernandes, the CEO of AirAsia, reposted the video on Instagram with the caption: “Classic… The talent in Airasia never fails to amaze me. @assrafnasir is the best. Love it that staff can just have fun and be themselves.”
Never change, Nasir.