Spears Unapologetic For Controversial Criminal Video

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September 27, 2011 | 4:30am EST

Britney Spears is refusing to apologize to officials for featuring guns in her video for new single Criminal, because the promo tells a “fantasy story”.
The pop superstar filmed scenes for her latest single in east London earlier this month, and during the Bonnie and Clyde-themed shoot she was photographed running out of a convenience store in Hackney waving a fake gun.

Local politicians on Hackney Council were outraged by the controversial video, which was filmed just weeks after riots unfolded in the area, and demanded an apology from Spears – but she is unrepentant about the shoot.

A statement from Spears’ management to MTV News reads, “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.”

Unrest spread in early August, shops were looted and set on fire, while violence hit cities including London and Manchester.

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