It’s hard to believe that Britney Spears hates her iconic “Slave 4 U” performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Thanks to her enviable abs and her albino python accessory, she made headlines for several years. Fans were expecting her to one up the performance, or at least bring it back.
Now, as the 15th anniversary of her iconic performance approaches, Britney Spears is thinking about the time that she slipped into that green halter-style crop top and brought her beloved banana on stage with her. Spears, 34, recently told E! News that she regrets doing the performance because it’s obviously dangerous.
“It’s insane! Why did I do that!?” Britney exclaimed to the outlet.
As for recreating that iconic moment, don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.
“H*ll, no!” Spears exclaimed. “It’s so dumb. No! Never!”
Take a trip back to the early 2000s and watch Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U” performance in the video below.
That’s not the only thing that Spears hates from her past. She has admitted that she also hates performing her hit songs like “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Sometimes,” “Oops! I Did It Again.” Back in 2013, Spears revealed some of the songs she doesn’t like to perform onstage at her Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Then, in the middle of her performance for “(I Got That) Boom Boom” on her Onyx Hotel Tour, she jokingly told her fans that she hates singing “Sometimes.”
E! News also reminded Britney that it’s also the 20th anniversary of her signing to Jive Records.
“I know!” Spears exclaimed. “I’m so old!”
If she could give her younger self advice, she would say, “Be Fearless.”
Now, Britney is focused on the present as she makes her big comeback. The singer has already started her comeback process by opening for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with a medley of her hit songs. Interestingly, Britney doesn’t seem to mind performing “Slave 4 U” on a stripper pole. Just saying.
It’s also been reported that “Make Me” will be the first single from Spears’ upcoming album. The single is expected to drop within the next month and her album is set for release in the fall. The single’s hot new music video is directed by David LaChapelle and includes Spears’ featured collaborator on the song, rapper G-Eazy.
The pop star took to Instagram to share a photo of her and G-Eazy. Then, she took to Instagram to tease some more photos from the video shoot.
One of the photos shows Britney wearing a strappy halter as she makes faces with a male model. Then, in the second photo, she’s surrounded by a group of handsome men as she wears a black, strappy two-piece swimsuit.
In a recent interview with E! News, the bubbly blonde described the sound on her new album as “a little more melodic, a little more not so poppy. It’s kind of chill. Very chill.”
“It’s very exciting. I’ve been working on this project for a year and a half now, almost two years so it really means a lot to me. It’s my baby.”
But, when it comes to listening to her favorite music, Spears’ playlist is different from what you’d expect.
“I’m old school. I like classic rock. I like The Rolling Stones. The Lumineers are really cool. Sade is nice. I like 80s music, too.”
Britney Spears showed her appreciation for the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” during her BBMAs performance, which is featured on her second studio album. What are your thoughts on Spears’ upcoming album? Are you looking forward to it? Sound off below in the comments section.
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