Who better to hand out the first award than the queen of the VMAs
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It just wouldn t be the MTV Video Music Awards without Britney Spears.

Spears, 33, will go down in history for her legendary VMA performances – like that time she literally brought a snake on stage in 2001 – so who better to present the first onstage award than the queen herself?

Miley Cyrus, the show’s host, introduced Spears, calling the singer one of her go-to people for advice.

Spears then took the stage to present the Best Male Video category.

Okay, Miley, to be fair, I think it was Taylor Swift who was calling me, joked Spears (explaining why she didn’t always answer) before commending Swift and Nicki Minaj on their performance.

Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars were all nominated in the Best Male Video category.

And the VMA goes to Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, announced Spears.

Mars took the stage to accept the award for his and Ronson’s hit Uptown Funk.

Before taking the stage, Spears was all smiles as she walked the red carpet. She looked stunning in a form-fitting gold cutout dress with her hair pulled back in a high ponytail to show off her blue dip-dyed ends.