Art imitates life in Britney Spears' new Criminal video, where the pop star takes it all off and steams up the screen with her real-life boyfriend Jason Trawick.

Although the hotly anticipated Criminal video made the rounds on the Internet earlier Tuesday, it has since been removed from the public domain (though it is available on iTunes). If you click on a YouTube video claiming to be Criminal, you will find a message that reads This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by SME.

(SME stands for Sony Music Entertainment.)

If the video is any indication, Britney and Jason are not having any trouble in the chemistry department.

The Criminal video has higher aspirations than soft-core porn, however: The narrative has all the makings of a mini-movie.

The video -- which was filmed this summer in London -- opens with Britney being treated badly by a soon-to-be ex. Jason Trawick comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress.

A film noir-esque crime spree ensues, complete with fake guns and (supposedly) simulated sex.

While E! described the skin-on-skin action as very real, it's the artificial violence that has gotten Spears in hot water.

UK Member of Parliament (MP) Diane Abbot criticized Britney for filming with a gun - even if it was fake - due to the video's close proximity to the London riots this summer.

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, Abbot told TNT Magazine. Britney should really know better.

I think she should apologise and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community, said Ian Rathbone of the Hackney Council.

But Britney's reps defended the Criminal video. In a statement to E! News, camp Britney described that video as 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.

Criminal premiered on iTunes on Tuesday.