The singer posted about the awards show on social media to tease her forthcoming memoir
Britney Spears is gearing up for the release of her memoir by throwing back to key moments in her career on social media. Last night she reflected on her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001, where she performed “I’m a Slave 4 U” with a giant yellow python.
“One of my favorite performances was with an albino python,” Spears wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “I still remember how scared I felt when I was handed this snake and took the stage.”
She added, “I talked more about this performance and other favorites in my book The Woman in Me. I can’t wait for you to read it on Oct. 24.”
2001 marked the third time Spears performed at the VMAs. In 1999, she shared the stage with NSYNC, while in 2000 she showcased her hit single “Oops!…I Did It Again” and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.” In 2003, she returned for a memorable performance with Madonna and Christina Aguilera.
Spears recently released a new single, “Mind Your Business,” in collaboration with Will.i.am. The track marked Spears’ first musical release since “Hold Me Closer,” her song with Elton John that reimagined several of his hits in August 2022. That single served as her official comeback following the end of her 13-year conservatorship.
The singer will drop her highly-anticipated memoir, The Woman in Me, on Oct. 24. Her publisher noted, “Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.”
“Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery,” Jennifer Bergstrom, Gallery Books Senior Vice President and Publisher, told People of the memoir. “I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact — and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last.”