In a crotch-grabbing, pole-dancing comeback, fallen pop star Britney Spears opened the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the biggest nights in the US pop music calendar.
Wearing a black sequined bikini and black boots, Spears performed her racy new single, “Gimme more”, at the trendy Palms Casino resort in Las Vegas. The sexy, some might say vulgar, number was Spears’ biggest performance since she put her career on hold in 2004.
But an out-of-shape, out-of-touch Britney Spears delivered what was destined to be the most talked about performance of the MTV Video Music Awards – but for all the wrong reasons.
Kicking off the show Sunday night with her new single, “Gimme More,” Spears looked bleary and unprepared.
Even the celebrity-studded audience seemed bewildered. 50 Cent looked at Spears with a confused look on his face; Diddy, her new best friend, was expressionless.