Britney Spears’ highly anticipated “comeback” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards came to a screeching halt last night with a nervous and awkward performance by the once princess of pop.
Britney opened the show with her single “Gimme More,” but she appeared out of sync with her backup dancers and uncomfortable in her sparkly black bra and knee-high boots.
There was no sign of “Mind Freak” Criss Angel or his routine, as was promised by MTV last week. When officials from MTV made the official announcement that Britney would open the show, they promised her performance would kick off “in a very big and dramatic way.”
Instead, disappointed fans watched Britney move sluggishly and uncomfortably across the stage, flanked by her scantily-clad dancers.
There was no sign of her signature flashy choreography and jaw-dropping publicity stunts.
She appeared to lip-sync through the song, which is catchy enough and gaining some air-play, but her lack of choreography made it apparent that Brit was simply playing along.
Britney’s lackluster performance seemed to shock the audience, as cameras cut to stunned stars like Rihanna and 50 Cent.
Immediately after the performance, host Sarah Silverman took some major swipes at the star.
She sniped, “Was that incredible? Britney Spears, everyone. Wow. She is amazing. She is 25 years old and she's already accomplished everything she's going to accomplish in her life. It's mind blowing."
Later Silverman attacked Britney’s widely-publicized personal life, saying sons Sean Preston and Jayden James are “the most adorable mistakes you will ever see.”
But today, "Extra" is giving Britney a second chance at a comeback.
We have officially offered her a chance to perform at the "Extra" Lounge and show the world what she's got.
The deal is on the table, and "Extra" is waiting on a response.