Britney Spears made her triumphant return to the VMAs this past Sunday with an amazing performance of “Make Me…,” but it turns out Spears doesn’t have a great memory when it comes to her other iconic performances.
During an interview with Elvis Duran and the Z Morning Zoo on Monday morning (Aug. 29, 2016), Spears admitted she has no real memory of her very first VMA performance in 1999.
“I think I was with *NSYNC when I performed for the first time,” she said, trying to remember the performance. “I think the whole setup was a classroom, and my four main dancers were in the front at their desk and I came out of my locker. But, you know what, I don’t remember at all. I have no recollection. I couldn’t tell you anything about it.”
Even though Spears claims to have no recollection, her memory is pretty spot on. The 1999 performance with *NSYNC was a mashup of “… Baby One More Time” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” It was, in fact, a classroom setup, and while Spears didn’t come out of a locker, there were lockers on the stage. While it was a performance her fans will never forget, is has been 17 years, so we can cut the pop princess some slack.