Britney's "Criminal" music video for the song was filmed in Dalston and Stoke Newington, London. It features Britney's relationship with a criminal, played by her real-life then-boyfriend Jason Trawick. Before it was released, officials in London criticized her for shooting scenes with a replica gun and glamorizing violence.

The video was ranked at number ten on a list of the ten most controversial music videos in pop by AOL in 2011.