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Britney Spears' "3 " Video Reappears as a Director's Cut

December 16, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Considering it was a racy song about threesomes, Britney Spears fans were mostly disappointed when the relatively tame video for "3" was unveiled in late October. Director Diane Martel has apparently heard your pleas, as a new Director's Cut of "3" leaked out yesterday. The new version doesn't sport any new scenes of ménages or anything that would get the post-Lambert AMAs viewers complaining to the FCC. Instead this cut offers up a slightly more NSFW edit of Martel's dance-heavy vid that seems to find a better cadence with the music, as opposed to the original version, which was essentially filmed and edited in the matter of days to coincide with The Singles Collection release. Watch the director's cut above and the original version below:

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