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Britney Spears to skip performance on MTV’s VMAs

August 26, 2008

britney.jpgIt appears the emotional scars from Britney Spears’ much maligned performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards last year haven’t healed quite yet. After weeks of ”will she or won’t she” speculation about whether Spears will perform again this year, her manager told Ryan Seacrest on Monday that she will not.

“Britney Spears will not be performing at the VMAs this year.  I’m telling you officially and unequivocally,” said manager Larry Rudolf on Seacrest’s KISS-FM morning radio show in Los Angeles.

Who could forget Britney, who used to steal the show with her song and dance performances, clumsily teetering around the stage last year with a bad hair weave and ill-fitting lingerie outfit? It was so bad, it was good. 

When Spears recently appeared in a series of tongue-in-cheek VMA promo commercials – complete with a 9,000-pound live elephant in the room-alongside this year’s host, British comedian Russell Brand – rumors swirled that she would seek redemption by performing again at the upcoming show on Sept. 7.

britney2.jpgAnd while Rudolf’s words to radio and TV personality Seacrest seem to be firm, given Spears’ rollercoaster of a life this past year, anything could still happen. Rudolf could not be reached for comment or confirmation but Gina Orr, a spokeswoman for Spears’ label Jive Records would neither confirm or deny that Britney will be absent from the VMA’s stage.

Orr emailed us a statement saying only, “Contrary to media reports, Britney was never slated to perform on this year’s VMAs. She’s in the middle of recording her next album, which is going amazingly well, and her focus remains on the studio.”

But it doesn’t say she won’t perform and when pressed for a firm answer, Orr said the statement was all there was to be said. So, in the words of TV pitch people everywhere, “stay tuned.”

And would it be so bad to see Britney perform, anyway? A stellar act might redeem Britney’s image once and for all. If not, the memories of her dazed routine might be the publicity bomb that haunts her forever.

(Reporting by Jennifer Martinez)

Comments

britney i luv your music is too sweeeeeeeeeeeet.you what that award keep it up.wale from nigeria

Posted by wale | Report as abusive
 

I love Britney, and I think that she is doing everything in her power to erase the bad that shes done to herself and her family… She looks amazing! and shes get’n back to being da bad @SS B$%^H that she is! Love ya girl!

 

I AM A HUGE FAN OF BRITNEY SPEARS AND I LOVE HER MUSIC AND SHE MAKES MISTAKES JUST LIKE THE REST OF US THE ONLY THING IS OUR PROBLEMS DONT GET PUBLISHED. I WISHED SHE PERFORMED AT THE VMA’S THIS YEAR I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER.

 

Brit – I’m glad she has overcome all her problems and most of all is living a healty happy life with her boys.
You only have one life to live and you live it to the fullest being a good hearted, healthy individual & If you have children you have to remember you made that choice and every decision you make effects them the most.

Posted by Kesha | Report as abusive
 

I could have really used the laugh since her last VMA performance was pure comedy. Hopefully they will stick a more talented performer in the opening spot.

Posted by Darlene | Report as abusive
 

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