Britney Spears was supposed to make her triumphant comeback at the MTV VMAs but unfortunately someone had the terrible idea to put her on stage after Beyonce.
Brit gave it her best shot as she performed her new track Make Me with G-Eazy and his track Me, Myself and I on stage.
She looked smoking hot, there were excellent dance moves and Britney even added in a raunchy crotch grab: it should have been excellent.
Except it followed this:
Just gonna bring this back for a hot sec ð¥ #VMAs https://t.co/k8XWfKhrEx
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016
People predicted it from the minute Bey performed.
Beyonce giving us a whole experience and Britney's gonna come out dancing like this #VMAs pic.twitter.com/pEdyskF9yB
— JuJu Pliskova (@SageSation) August 29, 2016
Me praying for Britney because she has to perform after this iconic BeyoncÃ© performance #VMAs pic.twitter.com/MskRKTeAQg
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) August 29, 2016
And unfortunately they were right.
I love Britney but this is like watching a 6th grade talent show after Beyonce. #VMAs
— Michael Buckley (@buckhollywood) August 29, 2016
Final verdict on the #VMAs. Goodnight. pic.twitter.com/YgjDbVNHYx
— Mike T (@majtague) August 29, 2016
Britney still wants to perform after Bey? #VMAs pic.twitter.com/r61nmRllQA
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) August 29, 2016
Britney backstage like #VMAs pic.twitter.com/DymnI44lYD
— Matt Cullum (@mattcullz) August 29, 2016
#VMAs: @britneyspears, at least you tried. It's impossible to follow that @Beyonce performance. pic.twitter.com/PmSfPWAoZj
— Trey Morgan (@WhoIsTreyMorgan) August 29, 2016
Many thought it was unfair of MTV to schedule Britney then.
Dear MTV… That's shady AF putting Britney and her four dancers after that Beyonce concert #vmas
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) August 29, 2016
THE RUDEST THING I CAN THINK OF IS MAKING BRITNEY SPEARS PERFORM AFTER BEYONCE. MY GOD. WHO AT MTV HATES THAT WOMAN? #VMAs
— KB (@KaraRBrown) August 29, 2016
#VMAs Y'ALL KNOW Y'ALL WRONG AS HELL HAVING BRITNEY FOLLOW BEYONCÃ LIKE THAT! ð pic.twitter.com/rmgbeB50hL
— Shady Music Facts (@TheFactsOfShade) August 29, 2016
MTV is wrong for making Britney perform after Beyonce. That was shade. #VMAs
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) August 29, 2016
Just caught myself whispering "leave Britney alone" while scrolling my Twitter feed #VMAs
— brittany martorella (@brittanylove917) August 29, 2016
The actual performance itself had some unexpected high points, like, was G-Eazy rejected by Britney live on stage when he tried to kiss her?
Upon further review, the replay confirms that, yes, he was curved. pic.twitter.com/QpnM9HSIcq
— Complex (@ComplexMag) August 29, 2016
Wait did G-Eazy really try to kiss Britney? #BritneyOnVMAs #VMAs pic.twitter.com/nOWQ42b2Op
— Tiffany (@wildbeest55) August 29, 2016
G Eazy thought Britney was down to recreate the Madonna kiss! And she was like "nah!" Lmfao. #VMAs
— raisa (@MakeupWhoreder) August 29, 2016
DID EVERYONE SEE BRITNEY REJECT G-EAZY ON THAT KISS OR WAS THAT JUST ME!?! ððððð #VMAs #britneyspears
— Xavier D. Turner (@VitaminXDT) August 29, 2016
Still it was clear that it was all the gorgeous ladies who were the real winners.
Beyonce. Rihanna. Ariana. Nicki. Britney.
Tonight's real winner is that it's all about women.#VMAs pic.twitter.com/JKLmemP2Sv
— Bustle (@bustle) August 29, 2016
CELEBRATE WOMEN. Beyonce. Britney. Rihanna. Ari. Etc… They're all KILLING it. Bring them up and not down! #VMAs
— TYRO (@TyroOnTheBeat) August 29, 2016
I'm so proud of these women tonight. Britney, Beyonce, Rihanna. Bring these women UP, not down. #VMAs
— Glory (@BradySpears) August 29, 2016