NEW YORK: Britney Spears, who has been behind some of the racier moments of the MTV Video Music Awards, will return for the latest edition on August 28 with a new song.
The former teen idol will present the live debut of her steamy track “Make Me…” alongside rapper G-Eazy, the network said.
Spears on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) announced the upcoming performance in a video on social media with references to her past VMA performances as a python slithered through her dressing room.
She was alluding to one of her past appearances at the VMA in 2001 when she sang “Slave 4 You” with a snake around her body.
Most famously, Spears stunned the 2003 VMA by locking lips with Madonna.
Spears was one of the top artists of the late 1990s but her messy personal life contributed to her spectacular career fall.
She will perform at the VMA two days after releasing Glory, her first album since 2013, which features “Make Me…”
The VMA, which takes place this year at New York’s Madison Square Garden, is the signature annual music extravaganza of MTV, which reaches more than 170 countries on 60 channels.
MTV earlier announced that Rihanna would also perform as she accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, given to artists for career contributions to pop culture.
Beyonce has the most nominations at the VMA amid acclaim for her album and intertwining film “Lemonade” and the politically charged video for her track “Formation.”