Britney Spears stormed the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday night, performing her scintillating new single “Make Me” from her recently released seventh album Glory. She enlisted rapper and collaborator G-Eazy to help her celebrate the track live.
Spears started the performance alone, dancing in front of a large projector screen. Her gold outfit represented the main color onstage, with her dancers wearing black and white.
G-Eazy sauntered onstage, mugging for the camera when he wasn’t casually rapping his verses. Spears danced around him suggestively, with the two performers ending the song with a quick hug.
“Make Me” has helped solidify G-Eazy as one of the hottest collaborators in music. “It was just a no-brainer,” he told Rolling Stone about getting the call from Spears to do the track. “That’s [the] kind of thing you just drop whatever you’re doing to do … Watching the VMAs when we were kids, [Spears] was one of the biggest entertainers in the world.”
Spears has had a colorful VMA history, including the epic 2003 show in which she performed Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.” At the end of the performance, Madonna memorably kissed both Spears and fellow pop queen Christina Aguilera onstage. Spears won Best Pop Video in back-to-back years in 2008, 2009 and again in 2011. That year, Lady Gaga presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.