“Everytime” is arguably one of her most powerful songs because of its emotionally charged meaning about her failed relationship with Justin Timberlake, as well as its controversial music video. Britney wrote the song in Lombardy, Italy with friend/vocalist Annet Artani.
The David LaChapelle-directed music video’s original concept leaked before production began, which showed a troubled Britney hounded by fame committing suicide. It was edited to the version we see now after facing major criticism from activist groups because they felt it glamorized suicide.
Britney announced through her label they’re nixing the original ending “due to the potential for a fictional accidental occurrence to be misinterpreted as a suicide.”
Check out photos from the video shoot in XRAY: