How Britney Spears Made The VMAs Her Vehicle For Transformation

How Britney Spears Made Vmas Her Vehicle

Since the first MTV Video Music Awards went down at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 1984, artists have treated the stage like a blank slate. Some mount Broadway-level productions ( Lady Gaga ’s cinematic Paparazzi from 2009), while others literally mount the damn stage (Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford protesting singles she's already released , but if Britney's taught us anything about the VMAs, it's that they're unpredictable — and that she's just as big on show-stopping surprises.