Pop diva Britney Spears is drawing a mix of criticism and praise today over the music video for her single “Criminal.” The video depicts Spears robbing a convenience store at gunpoint, then hanging out half naked with her boyfriend, engaging in all manner of steamy sexiness. Some are calling the video over-the-top, poorly acted and unexpectedly violent, while others say that “Criminal” is the best video of Spears’ career. All we know is she looked pretty damn good throughout the entire thing, reminding us that she’s still one of the hottest babes in recent music history. She also looks good in the following photos. Enjoy.
Spears is currently in the Femme Fatale era of her career, having released an album of the same name this year.
The hit song “Hold it Against Me” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Spears her fourth number-one single.
When Spears rose to fame in the late 1990s, she was credited with leading the revival of the teen pop genre.
She has drawn a number of comparisons to Madonna and Janet Jackson throughout her career, and cites both performers as influences.
Despite her success and influence, there have been rumors over the years that Spears lip syncs at all of her concerts.
Still, she’s better known as a dancer than a singer, so who cares?
Not to mention the music industry is all about image, anyway. And having not shaved her head lately, Spears is doing well at that.
According to the Recording Artists Industry of America, Spears is the eighth best selling female artist in the U.S.
“I don’t really have anything to prove at this point,” Spears says, having been in the music industry for over a decade. “I just do it for fun and see what happens.” So far, so good.