Britney Spears Kills It at the VMAs Like She Never Left the Stage At All

Don't call it a comeback.

Britney Spears
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Nine freakin' years—it's been that long since Britney Spears last graced the MTV Video Music Awards stage, but with tonight's provocative showing, it's like she never even left.

Britney on stage

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With an intro from Kim Kardashian West and some shadow puppets, the reigning princess of pop sang "Make Me" with G-Eazy in a chartreuse rhinestone leotard and matching knee-high boots. Anyone else catch that, uh, crotch grab? But Twitter's more fixated on another element of the performance.

Maybe it's time we bring this back (not that it ever really left).

Britney Leave Me Alone

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Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.