Britney Spears is known for some positively legendary MTV performances -- her first-ever VMAs in 1999, featuring her belly-baring performance of "Baby... One More Time" with *NSYNC. Britney's "Satisfaction" performance at the 2000 VMAs, where she did a striptease followed by a sexed-up version "Oops ... I Did It Again." Her 2001 VMA "Slave 4 U" performance, featuring a live snake (watch it below). The infamous Madonna-Christina Aguilera kiss at the 2003 VMAs, and, of course, the wince-inducing performance at the 2007 VMAs in Las Vegas, which were, admittedly, no one's greatest moment, but paved the way for Britney's brilliant comeback at the 2008 VMAs.
But, one often overlooked Britney Spears performance is from the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, where she performed a "Smooth Criminal"-inspired "Baby... One More Time" medley that featured tap dancing, sounded more Christina than Britney and felt like Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back") video, and, anachronistically, like Chris Brown's "Wall To Wall" video.
Watch Britney's performance from the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, and stay tuned to Buzzworthy for lots more from tomorrow's 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin!