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Britney Spears’s Billboard Music Awards Performance Will Give You Early-Aughts Flashbacks

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Tonight, Britney Spears performed a medley of her greatest hits during the Billboard Music Awards — complete with hair flips, a tear-off suit dress, and other such Brit-Brit signatures. But the obvious highlight of the performance was the pop star's sparkling red two-piece costume, a showstopper of Showgirls proportions:


Remind you of anything? How about the nude bedazzled outfit Britney wore during her iconic VMAs performance in 2000 (yes, as in 16 years ago)?

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