"The VMAs don't just give you a stage. They give you a story. It's a way of taking a fraction of a second and making it live forever. Before you know it...it's history. Before you know it...it's Britney, bitch." - The Word of Godney

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Britney Spears, Living Legend™, is officially performing live, in all her Glory, at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

This will mark the first time she takes the VMAs stage for a performance since her now-infamous rendition of "Gimme More" nearly a decade ago in 2007.

The Queen of Clumsiness just dropped an ominous, nostalgia-filled teaser for the upcoming performance, full of Spearitual REFERENCES — including the main star, BANANA THE SNAKE, from her 2001 "I'm A Slave 4 U" performance.

Various self-referential moments include:

The "Work Bitch" music video neon "Bitch" light.

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School lockers, imported straight from her 1999 "...Baby One More Time" performance.

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The wedding veil from her 2003 kiss with Madonna and Christina...

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...and a bouquet of flowers, too.

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Red catsuit, a la "Oops."

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...And quite possibly the sparkly nude "Oops" number from the 2000 VMAs, too.

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#BuyPerfumeOniTunesPromo and/or Blackout artwork.

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🐍 B-A-N-A-N-A. 🐍

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This teaser is going to be the death of me, and I need a moment to breathe (on me).

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, August 28.

Britney Spears Through the Years: