Britney Spears Reacts to Performing After Beyonce at the VMAs

Please, she’s Britney, bitch. Britney Spears couldn’t care less that she performed after Beyoncé at the 2016 Video Music Awards. In fact, she was too busy making shadow puppets to notice. Listen to what she said in the video above.

“I really wasn’t thinking about that,” Spears, 34, said during a radio interview with the Zach Sang Show on Monday, August 29. “I actually had a shadow in front of me and I was looking at the shadow and making little faces with my hands and stuff [backstage]. No, I didn’t even really think about it.”

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Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2016 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Spears was arguably overshadowed by Queen Bey, 34, during the star-studded event at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28. In her first VMAs performance in nine years, she performed her song “Make Me …” moments after Bey belted out a powerful and intense medley of her Lemonade album — for just over 15 minutes. 

Spears didn’t mind the time slot that MTV assigned to her. After her set, all she cared about was calling up her sons Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9, and ordering room service.

“[I was] in the Britney zone,” she said on Tuesday. “I got home and realized it was probably too late to talk to them. And then I had a sandwich and talked to my girlfriends. We opened a window to the hotel room because we needed fresh air because we had been in that room for six hours that day and we were just glad that [it] was over.”

What’s not over is Spears’ career. The “Clumsy” singer is currently in the third year of her Planet Hollywood residency in Las Vegas and dropped her ninth studio album, Glory, last week.

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Britney Spears performs on stage during the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016, in New York City. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

“Madonna started when she was 32. I’m 34, so I’ll probably have nine more [albums] to go,” Spears said. (Madonna dropped her first single “Everybody” at the age of 25 in 1983.) “The world can’t get rid of me.”

Listen to Spears’ interview in the video above!

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