Britney Spears, VMA host Russell Brand, and a 900-pound “elephant in the room” filmed a promo for the MTV awards show, creating further buzz that the pop star will return this year in an attempt to redeem herself after last year’s lackluster performance. In the promo, Russell suggests there is sexual tension between them, but Britney shrugs, “I didn’t feel any tension.”
Britney’s “Piece of Me” has been nominated this year for two “Moonmen” in the Best Female and Best Pop Video categories, but her attendance has not been confirmed.
“Everyone deserves a second or third chance, right?” MTV president Van Toffler teased in June.
Despite never actually winning a Moonman, Britney’s liplock with Madonna and dazed performance have gone down in television history. Tune in to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7 at 9PM ET. [Photo:Getty Images]