Britney Spears Confirmed to Kick Off 2008 MTV VMAs

Britney Spears

MTV release a statement confirming that Britney Spears will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards where she bags three nominations.
In the past few weeks, there has been a buzz questioning whether troubled singer Britney Spears will take this year's stage of MTV Video Music Awards or just sit on the audience desk. A recent statement from MTV confirms that Britney will indeed be at this weekend's show to open the awards ceremony. "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," president of MTV Networks Music and Film Group, Van Toffler says. "I can't wait to see what she does to kick off this year's show."

However, when asked about the details of Britney's performance, Van says that the show will be unexpected. "It'll be something 'fun and unexpected' on Sunday night's show," he says. Van's statement has then generated a speculation saying that Britney's appearance may not be a live performance.

Speaking of the news, Britney, who has already appeared in two promotional ads for the show with British comedian and the event host Russell Brand, says that she appreciates the honor and looks forward to it. "MTV has long played an important role in my career," Britney says in a statement. "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."

Britney is up for three awards this year, including Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Video of the Year, thanks to her comeback single "Piece of Me" from her 2007 fifth studio set "Blackout". She will find out if she can grab one of them in the announcement which will be held at Hollywood Paramount Studios on September 7 which include performances from Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, T.I., and Kid Rock among others.

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