Britney Spears recalls being 'terrified' by her iconic VMAs performance

More than two decades later, Britney Spears is looking back at one of the most jaw-dropping moments of her career. On September 6, the Grammy winner took to Instagram to share a clip from her iconic performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, which featured her with some very special guests (most notably a python) performed her hit song "I'm A Slave 4 U".

Spears began the show in a cage, surrounded by real lions and tigers. However, the scariest moment came when she hung a 7-foot-long python (which she named "Banana") around her neck and continued to strut down the catwalk, even letting some audience members touch him. Looking back on the dangerous moment, the singer expressed a mixture of excitement and fear. “One of my favorite performances was with an albino python