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After an almost 10 year absence, Britney Spears took the stage at the Video Music Awards on MTV to perform from her new collaboration with G-Eazy "Make Me." When it comes to the VMAs, Spears is something of a pro. Her performances at the award show in the past have been headline grabbing, whether good or bad, and fans were practically foaming at the mouth to see her this year. But just because some people can remember every detail about her shows, doesn't mean that she can. As it turns out, Spears has only the barest recollection of her first VMA performance in 1999.
Britney Spears was recently on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, to talk about her long career in entertainment. After discussing Carpool Karaoke, the discussion moved to some of her other iconic performances - like wearing a python and kissing Madonna - Duran asked her how she felt during her first ever VMA performance. Spears admitted to barely remembering any of it, though to her credit, she's got the basic outline.
You can't really blame Spears for not remembering anything too specific. After dozens TV performances, they all must bleed together at some point. Spears was only 17 years old when she first hit the VMAs back when partying like it was 1999 was once again at its prime. The set was classroom themed, though it didn't really have anything to do with the songs. She sang her hit single "Baby One More Time," while Justin Timberlake and N-Sync came out later to help with "Tearin' Up My Heart."
You can check out how much she got right below with this video proof of the actual performance in question. It's super nineties, so just brace yourself for that.
Britney Spears went on to have plenty of other performances that she may or may not remember. In 2001 she came out singing "Slave 4 U" while wearing a python (which was ironically the slave of that situation). Two years after that, she kissed Madonna with Christina Aguilera, and the world had a mini freak out over it. She probably wishes she could forget her 2007 performance of "Gimme More," which was mostly remembered for how clumsy it was. In any case, here's to many more years of memories!