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Britney Spears—Criminal

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Images of a gun-toting Britney fleeing an apparent robbery in the London borough of Hackney surfaced on the internet last week, providing fans with a first glance at the music-video shoot for her song, “Criminal.” Not everyone who saw the images was a fan, however. British politicians are condemning the video as insensitive in light of the riots that rocked England in August. Hackney Borough Councilor Ian Rathbone told London Tonight, “I think she should apologize and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people, in compensation for the rudeness and damage that she’s done to our community.” But Britney reps were not about to apologize, stating to MTV News, “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." 

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