LAS VEGAS — With skin, snakes and smooches in her past MTV repertoire, there’s no telling what’s in store Sunday when Britney Spears opens this year’s Video Music Awards. The 25-year-old tabloid magnet will perform ‘‘Gimme More,’’ the first single from her upcoming album, MTV has announced. ...
Spears is a VMAs veteran: She covered the Rolling Stones’ ‘‘Satisfaction’’ in 2000, stripping down to a nude-colored bikini top and matching pants; a year later, she performed ‘‘I’m A Slave 4 U’’ with a 7-foot albino python around her neck. In 2003, she and Madonna had the watercooler moment of the year with an open-mouth kiss — in the opening act.
Sunday’s show in Las Vegas will mark Spears’ latest — and biggest — step toward a career comeback after a period of public misbehavior, short-lived marriages, ultra-short hair-don’ts and other misadventures.
Her long-awaited new album is due for release Nov. 13 on Jive Records.