05/31/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT
BRITNEY'S AND JAY-Z'S DEATH SCENES
Forget choreography and special effects. The latest way for music stars to put some life into their videos is to dramatize their own deaths.
, "EVERYTIME" In Las Vegas for her tour, Spears fights with her Justin Timberlake
-like boyfriend (played by actor Stephen Dorff), then seemingly commits suicide in her hotel room bathtub. She appears to run toward the light as she flat-lines on the hospital table.
JAY-Z, "99 PROBLEMS" This gritty black-and-white clip, featuring the song's producer Rick Rubin and actor Vincent Gallo, returns the soon-to-retire Jigga to his street roots in Brooklyn, where he is gunned down in a hail of bullets at the video's end.