2011 VMA First Look: Britney Spears Throws A Dance Party In Her VMA Promo Video

Last week, we saw Lil Wayne tear s*** up at the party in his 2011 MTV VMA promo video. Today, we get some more insight into the party and ZOMGGGG, Britney Spears is there, too! Not only is she there, she's running it.

Decked out in ALL SPIKED EVERYTHING, the "I Wanna Go" singer busts through the doors to find herself in the middle of a dance party. At first glance, we see a Michael Jackson reference (the Off The Wall album cover), a Janet Jackson reference (her famed barely there Rolling Stone cover), and a few different Britney reference ("I'm A Slave 4 U" bra, "Baby One More Time" school girl outfit). Then we see Britney on the ones and twos playing DJ. If that's not enough to confuse/ elate you, at the end of the clip Britney poses in front of a neon sign that reads the words: "A TRIBUTE TO BRITNEY SPEARS."


WHAAAAT. Even though we are the ones organizing the VMAs and everything, WHAT DOES THIS MEEEEAN? Guess we'll have to tune in to see, but we can reveal that Britney's basically entering "the Muse Factory," which is kind of like a dream sequence and homage that combines her hits and her inspirations. Who said pop music wasn't deep?

Watch Britney Spears in her 2011 MTV VMA promo video below, and check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, watch a behind-the-scenes video from Britney's promo shoot, and find out all about Britney's VMA promo video style!

Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com. Vote for your favorite VMA nominees before voting closes on Aug. 16. Cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs on Aug. 28!