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.