Britney Spears Is Headed to the VMAs -- And You'll Never Guess Who She's Sitting Next To
By Antoinette Bueno
The queen of the MTV Video Music Awards will be in attendance Sunday night!
Britney Spears -- who's responsible for legendary VMA performances like 2000's sparkly nude jumpsuit rendition of "Oops! ... I Did It Again" -- will grace the show with her presence. Host Miley Cyrus let the cat out of the bag on Thursday night, Instagramming a picture of the seats at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
And it looks like Britney will be making friends with a member of the Kardashian clan -- 18-year-old Kylie Jenner is seated right next to her.
"Definitely bringin myyyy autograph book to DIS event!!" Miley joked.
Britney is just the latest A-list celeb expected to attend the annual MTV award show. Aside from performances by Justin Bieber, Pharrell, Demi Lovato and Macklemore, MTV announced on Thursday that Nicki Minaj will be opening the show.
So does this mean all is forgiven between the music network and the 32-year-old "Starships" rapper? Last month, Nicki started a conversation about racism against black women in the music industry, when she criticized MTV for not nominating her super-popular "Anaconda" music video for Video of the Year. Of course, her original point was largely overshadowed by a highly-publicized testy Twitter exchange between her and Taylor Swift.
"If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself," the 22-year-old singer told The New York Times. "Say: 'This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.'"
"What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind," she added. "It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about."
With all three ladies in attendance Sunday night, this year's VMAs are shaping up to be an interesting one indeed.
The VMAs airs Sunday, Aug. 30, 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. But can we expect any more shocking shenanigans from Miley as host? Check out the video below to see a history of Miley going off the script on live TV.