By Mahita Gajanan
August 16, 2016

Britney Spears will return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage this year for the first time since 2007.

Spears will perform at the 2016 VMAs, MTV announced on Tuesday with a video of a snake slithering around the singer’s dressing room.

“The VMAs don’t just give you a stage,” Spears says in a voiceover on the video. “They give you a story.”

Spears has a long history with the VMAs — the snake in the video recalls her iconic performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” at the 2001 awards show, where she danced with a python named Banana. And in 2003, she famously shared a kiss with Madonna onstage.

The rapper G-Easy will join Spears on stage this year to perform “Make Me…” the lead single from Spears’s upcoming album Glory, which drops August 26.

The 33rd annual VMAs will air August 28 live from Madison Square Garden at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita.gajanan@time.com.

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