Britney Spears to perform new song at MTV Video Music Awards

Britney Spears performs at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in May 2016.
Britney Spears performs at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in May 2016.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Britney Spears, who has been behind some of the racier moments of the MTV Video Music Awards, will return for the latest edition on Aug 28 with a new song.

The former teen idol will present the live debut of her steamy track Make Me... alongside rapper G-Eazy, the network said.

Spears on Tuesday (Aug 16) announced the upcoming performance in a video on social media with references to her past VMA performances as a python slithered through her dressing room.

She was alluding to one of her past appearances at the VMAs in 2001 when she sang Slave 4 You with a snake around her body.

Most famously, Spears stunned the 2013 VMAs by locking lips with Madonna.

Spears was one of the top artists of the late 1990s but her messy personal life contributed to her spectacular career fall.

She will perform at the VMAs two days after releasing Glory, her first album since 2013, which features Make Me...

The VMAs, which take place this year at New York's Madison Square Garden, is the signature annual music extravaganza of MTV, which reaches more than 170 countries on 60 channels.

MTV earlier announced that Rihanna would also perform as she accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, given to artists for career contributions to pop culture.

Beyonce has the most nominations at the VMAs amid acclaim for her album and intertwining film Lemonade and the politically charged video for her track Formation.