In a nostalgic glimpse into her storied career, pop legend Britney Spears recently took to Instagram to reminisce about one of her most iconic performances—the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). As she builds anticipation for her upcoming memoir, “The Woman In Me,” set to be released this autumn, the timing couldn’t be more perfect, with this year’s MTV VMAs just around the corner.
Sharing video footage from the unforgettable performance, Spears candidly revealed that, despite her poised stage presence, she was actually petrified while performing with an albino python. She wrote, “One of my favorite performances was with an albino python. I still remember how scared I felt when I was handed this snake and took the stage!”
The VMAs and Britney’s Journey
This memorable performance took place when Britney Spears was just 19 years old, and she daringly took to the VMAs stage with a 25-pound python draped over her shoulders. The shock value of the act helped propel her hit song “I’m A Slave 4 U” to No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. By that point, Spears had already solidified her VMAs status with previous appearances, such as her 1999 debut alongside *NSYNC and her 2000 mash-up of “Oops!… I Did It Again” and The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.”
The Woman In Me: Britney’s Tell-All Memoir
Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir, “The Woman In Me,” promises readers a behind-the-scenes look into career-defining moments like her daring VMAs performances. Marketed by publishers Gallery Books as “a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope,” the memoir is expected to reveal, for the first time, the incredible journey and strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.
While the finer details of what the memoir will include have yet to be revealed, Britney’s fans and the public at large eagerly await her unfiltered and personal narrative. With Britney finding her voice once again after living under a strict conservatorship for 14 years, her memoir promises to be a testament to the enduring power of music and love and the importance of a woman telling her own story on her own terms.
Britney Spears’ memoir, “The Woman In Me,” is set to be released on October 24th, inviting readers to join her on a journey filled with remarkable moments, challenges, and ultimately, triumphs.