Rumors of Spears singing at the ceremony have been widely reported, with MTV’s News department even admitting to having no knowledge saying, “Even though we work for the same company, at press time we honestly do not know.”
Spears announced in a statement, “MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs? I’m excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated.”
Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks added, “Britney has done everything from perform with a snake, lock lips with Madonna and prove that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. I can’t wait to see what she does to kick off this year’s show.”
The MTV VMA’s will be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on Sunday night (September 7).
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