Britney Spears Opens Up About Feeling ‘Terrified’ While Performing with a Live Python at the 2001 VMAs

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

The singer delivered a performance of her song “I’m a Slave 4 U” at the MTV Video Music Awards alongside an albino python.

Britney Spears recently reflected on her 2001 VMAs performance with a live python, acknowledging the fear she experienced during the iconic event.

She shared a throwback video on Instagram that captured her performing “I’m a Slave 4 U” at the MTV Video Music Awards from the early 2000s. In the clip, Spears is seen wearing the snake draped around her neck, holding its body with her hands, and dancing across the stage while singing the hit song.

In her Instagram caption, Spears described the performance as one of her favorites, featuring an albino python. However, she candidly admitted that she felt terrified when she was handed the snake and had to take the stage.

The post reflects on the memorable moment that solidified itself as a milestone in Spears’ career and the history of the MTV Video Music Awards.

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The costume Britney Spears wore for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards was designed by Kurt and Bart. It featured a green bra top, low-rise shorts adorned with jewels, and green and purple scarves attached to the shorts.

In her Instagram post, Spears mentioned that she discusses this performance and other favorites in her book titled “#TheWomanInMe.” She also excitedly shared that her book will be available for readers to enjoy on October 24th, providing a glimpse into her experiences and insights. The book is set to be published by Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster UK.