Britney Spears makes MTV Video Music Awards comeback in bra and knickers

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  • Britney Spears performs in sparkly bra and knickers at VMAs

    It was supposed to be an explosive performance to mark her career comeback – but the only thing that sparkled about Britney Spears’ act was the bra and knickers she performed in.

    The singer treated the audience to a rendition of her latest song Gimme More, and flashed her flesh, while backing dancers pole danced in front of a red background.

    But reports say the show, which Spears worked on with illusionist Criss Angel, was a let-down.

    Hip-hop star Akon commented on the performance backstage to People magazine, saying: ‘That could have been better. She needed to focus more. She looked nervous and I think the pressure got to her.’

    Britney has a history of using shock tactics to wow at the VMAs, famously kissing Madonna in one show, and dancing with a huge snake draped around her neck for another eye-popping performance.

    But, it seems, this year’s act went out with a fizzle, rather than the much-anticipated bang.

    Meanwhile, VMA successes were:

    Video of the Year: Rihanna

    Male Artist of the Year: Justin Timberlake

    Female Artist of the Year: Fergie

    Best New Artist: Gym Class Heroes

    Best Group: Fall Out Boy

    Most Earth-shattering Collaboration: Beyonce, featuring Shakira, Beautiful Liar

    Quadruple Threat of the Year: Justin Timberlake

    Monster Single of the Year: Rihanna, featuring Jay-Z, Umbrella

    Best Director: Samuel Bayer, director; Justin Timberlake, artist, What Goes Around … Comes Around

    Best Editing: Ken Mowe, editor; Gnarls Barkley, artist, Smiley Faces

    Best Choreography: Marty Kudelka, choreographer; Justin Timberlake, artist Let Me Talk To You/My Love.

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