Britney Set for Return to VMAs


Sep. 3 2008, Published 11:05 a.m. ET

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One year after nearly killing her career on the MTV Video Music Awards stage, it's been confirmed that Britney Spears will be returning to the VMAs on Sunday to kick off their 25th anniversary ceremony. Unfortunately, unlike last year where the singer opened up the show with a disastrous, scantily clad performance of  "Gimme More," MTV has announced that Brit will not be singing this time around.

“MTV has long played an important role in my career," the pop superstar said after today's announcement. "How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMA’s?  I'm excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated.”

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Brit is nominated this year for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year for her hit song, “Piece of Me."

Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks had this to say about the decision to have Brit back. “Britney has done everything from perform with a snake, lock lips with Madonna and prove that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. I can’t wait to see what she does to kick off this year’s show.”


Check it all out when Britney opens up the 25th annual VMAs, live from L.A. on Sunday, Sept. 7  at 9pm ET.


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