Britney Spears Admits She’s ‘Very Nervous’ to Perform at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Britney Spears visits the SiriusXM Studios on Aug. 26, 2016, in New York City. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

She already has butterflies. Britney Spears admitted in a new interview that she still gets nervous at the MTV Video Music Awards despite her past iconic performances at the star-studded affair.

The 34-year-old pop princess — who is set to perform at the MTV ceremony for the first time in nearly a decade on Sunday, August 28 — opened up about her highly anticipated return during an interview on 103.5 KTU’s Cubby and Carolina in the Morning radio show.

“I think there’s something in the air at the VMAs. It’s, like, electric. I can’t really explain it,” Spears said on Friday, August 26. “Every time I’ve performed there, it’s always been one of those really big, nerve-racking experiences, and the people that come — those celebrities — are just so much fun and different. … I still get very nervous.”

The “Toxic” singer is set to take the stage on Sunday night to perform “Make Me … ,” the first single off her newly released ninth studio album, Glory. She'll be performing with rapper G-Eazy, and although the details of Spears’ performance have been kept a secret, fans are anticipating a high-energy spectacle from the VMA staple.

Spears has had some of the most talked-about moments in music history on the VMAs stage, including her 2001 “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance, where she famously danced while carrying a python, and her controversial kiss with Madonna in 2003.

The last time the “Gimme More” entertainer performed at the VMAs, in September 2007, she was criticized for lip-synching and looking disoriented.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air on MTV Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET.

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