September 9, 2007 Britney Spears ascended the VMA stage once more in a performance originally billed as her 'comeback' by many major media outlets. It was confirmed on September 6, 2007, that Spears was going to perform "Gimme More, with a magic act from illusionist Criss Angel in some parts of the performance. However, the bit is thought to have been rejected by the show’s organizers at the last minute. The executive producer of the 2007 VMAs contacted Spears since she wanted to start the show in "a very big and dramatic way," and was confident that Spears would deliver and set the tone for the rest of the night.

… 7 years ago