Britney Spears clearly had a blast during her return to MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. After a decade lay-off, the singer bravely took the stage following Beyoncé’s 15-minute Lemonade masterclass and worked it in a barely-there sparkly one-piece, dancing her way though the single “Make Me” with help from G-Eazy, who also hooked up with her for his “Me, Myself and I.”
“We wanted to do something different, something I’ve never done before, so that was probably the coolest thing we could come up with,” Spears told Elvis Duran and the Morning show on Monday morning (Aug. 29) about her performance. “He’s so sweet!,” she added about rapper Eazy. “He’s got a lot of swag, he’s got the whole cool thing going on.”
The best part about the whole thing, though, is that it won her some serious points with her boys, Sean and Jayden. “I got to do some of his song, G-Eazy, and so it just made it more interesting for me,” she said. “My kids think he’s fricken cool! They’re like, ‘Mom! You’re cool now! I’m like, ‘Thanks! That’s all I had to do!”
Spears, who released her ninth album, Glory, last week, told Duran she was super nervous before her latest, but she thinks maturity has opened up her creative impulses. “Yeah, because you want people to appreciate it,” she said. “I’ve spent so much time on this record it means a lot to me… I think that now that I’m older, I’m more up to experiment more and I’m more creative with the people just to try different things because I’ve been doing it for a while now so it’s fun to change it up.”
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