Britney Spears has reflected on her iconic VMA performance ahead of her upcoming memoir. 

Back in July, the pop icon surprised fans when she announced her highly anticipated tell-all book The Woman In Me – which is set to be released under the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books.

“It’s coming… My story. On my terms. At last. Are you ready?” she revealed in a video on her Instagram. 

Since that fateful day, the ‘Me Against The Music’ talent has remained relatively mum on the book’s contents… until now. 

On 6 September, Spears took to Instagram to share a throwback clip of her acclaimed 2001 VMA performance of ‘I’m A Slave 4 U.’

During the jungle-themed performance, the Grammy winner shared a cage with a tiger, wore one of her most memorable outfits and danced with a huge python. 

“One of my favorite performances was with an albino python. I still remember how scared I felt when I was handed this snake and took the stage,” she wrote. 

Towards the end of her caption, Spears teased that she would be talking more about the famous performance and some of her “other favorites” in the aforementioned book. 

“I can’t wait for you to read it on October 24th,” she added. 

While the singer blocked comments on her Instagram post, fans flocked to Twitter to express their excitement over the memoir.  


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One fan wrote: “22 years ago. Lives were changed. History was made. I’ve never been the same ever since.”

Another fan tweeted: “Can’t wait! This performance shaped my childhood haha.”

As previously mentioned, Spears’ tell-all book, The Woman in Me, is set to hit the stands on 24 October.

Described as “a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope,” the memoir will presumably share unknown details about Britney’s widely-publicised conservatorship, which was terminated in November 2021 after 13 years.

A press release from Gallery Books states that The Woman In Me will reveal “for the first time her incredible journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.”

Additionally, the memoir “illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, Gallery Books Senior Vice President and Publisher Jennifer Bergstrom opened up about the importance of Spears’ book in a statement.

“Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery,” she said.

“I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact — and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last.”