Its’ the video that landed Britney in trouble with politicians for supposedly glamourising gun crime – now we’ve got our first look at Britney Spears’ new video for her single Criminal.
In the mini-movie Britney hooks up with real life boyfriend Jason Trawick when he saves Britney from her no good, violent boyfriend. She then drives off with Jason on his motorcycle and proceeds to have lots of sex as well as robbing a corner shop and brandishing a (replica) gun.
The pop promo ends when Brit and Jason are under siege from police
Britney found herself in trouble while shooting scenes from the Ciminal video in Hackney. In the wake of the London riots, MP Diane Abbot was furious to see Brit running around with a fake gun
“It is only a music video but it's images like this, with pop stars glamorising gangs, which means that some young people... get drawn in. Britney should really know better.”
Britney’s manager later defended the video concept, saying in a statement that, “The video is a fantasy story featuring Britney's boyfriend Jason Trawick, which literally plays out the lyrics of a song written three years before the riots ever happened.”
To be honest we’re more shocked to see Brit and Jason getting very steamy indeed. Remember when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got all smooch in her video? That didn’t exactly end up well…
One last thing before we go – we now totally get what Britney sees in Jason. The man in hot in this video!