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Britney Spears to skip performance on MTV’s VMAs


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.