Britney Spears Will Perform at the MTV Video Music Awards for the First Time Since 2007
The pop diva will perform her new song "Make Me" alongside rising rap star G-Eazy
Boasting snakes, sequins, and a whole lot of sexy, Britney Spears is responsible for some of the most iconic moments in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards. And now she’s back to remind the world that she’s Britney, bitch!
On Aug. 28 the 34-year-old will stage her first VMAs performance since 2007. She’ll be joined by rising rap star G-Eazy for a live premiere of their new single, “Make Me.” The broadcast will give fans their first chance to watch Spears perform songs from her upcoming studio album, Glory, due out on Aug. 26.
Spears announced the appearance across her social media platforms with a video directed by experimental filmmaker Radical Friend. The pop queen narrates the moody clip, which pans through a dressing room packed with remnants of past VMA visits. In a fitting nod to her iconic 2001 performance of “Slave 4 U,” a python slithers across the floor.
“The VMAs don’t just give you a stage. They give you a story, some way of taking a fraction of a second and making it live forever,” she says in the video. “Before you know it, it’s history.”
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Spears isn’t the only pop queen to grace the 2016 VMAs. Rihanna will be on hand to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honoring her decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy. The tribute will be followed by a performance of her own.
The 2016 VMAs will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.