"The VMAs don't just give you a stage. They give you a story. It's a way of taking a fraction of a second and making it live forever. Before you know it...it's history. Before you know it...it's Britney, bitch." - The Word of Godney

Britney Spears, Living Legend™, is officially performing live, in all her Glory, at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

This will mark the first time she takes the VMAs stage for a performance since her now-infamous rendition of "Gimme More" nearly a decade ago in 2007.

The Queen of Clumsiness just dropped an ominous, nostalgia-filled teaser for the upcoming performance, full of Spearitual REFERENCES — including the main star, BANANA THE SNAKE, from her 2001 "I'm A Slave 4 U" performance.

Various self-referential moments include:

The "Work Bitch" music video neon "Bitch" light.

School lockers, imported straight from her 1999 "...Baby One More Time" performance.

The wedding veil from her 2003 kiss with Madonna and Christina...

...and a bouquet of flowers, too.

Red catsuit, a la "Oops."

...And quite possibly the sparkly nude "Oops" number from the 2000 VMAs, too.

#BuyPerfumeOniTunesPromo and/or Blackout artwork.

🐍 B-A-N-A-N-A. 🐍

This teaser is going to be the death of me, and I need a moment to breathe (on me).

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, August 28.

Britney Spears Through the Years: