Britney Spears Returns to VMA Stage, Totally Slays

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Britney Spears is officially all the way back.

Let there be no more debate.

Britney Spears VMA Performance Photo

The pop singing sensation returned to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, nearly a decade after she last graced that stage.

A whole lot has taken place in Britney's professional and personal life since then, but she's been on the impressive comeback trail of late.

There’s the artist’s ongoing, popular residency in Las Vegas and, most recently, the new album Glory.

There was that beloved appearance on Carpool Karaoke and the release of her latest single, "Make Me..."

Britney Spears Gets Down!

Joined by G-Eazy at the VMAs, Britney was decked out in a revealing yellow leotard, dancing around like the old days and clearly having a blast.

Just look at the smile on her face in a couple of these photographs.

Over the years, the VMAs have been like a second home for Britney.

She first performed in 1999, produced some legendary moments in the early 2000s and went in to win Video of the Year in 2008.

We won't talk about the 2006 performance that will live in infamy, and was followed by the incredible downward spiral that nearly cost her her life.

It's not how hard you fall, but how you get back up, and did she ever: Britney bounced back with a vengeance, and has stayed on top.

Britney Spears Smiles on Stage

She was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2011, a lifetime achievement honor won last night by Rihanna.

And in previous years by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. Pretty exclusive company for Britney, wouldn't you say?

That 2011 show was also the last year she was nominated for any hardware, but we have a feeling that will change going forward.

Given her much-anticipated release of new music, we have a feeling Spears will be a staple of the MTV show for years to come.

Were you psyched to see Britney back on stage?

Britney Spears at the 2016 VMAs

Are you concerned that more time in the spotlight may cause former issues to resurface for the 34-year-old Spears?

Or is that a silly thing to worry about?

Should we simply sit back and just appreciate the long, impressive career of this superstar, which is far from over?

We hope so. But you tell us.

Check out her mesmerizing performance, which was introduced by Kim Kardashian, via a fan's recording below:

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Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

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