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15 years ago today (September 6, 2001), Britney Spears did a debut performance of “I’m A Slave 4 U” (her first single from her third album, Britney) at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Lauded as her best performance at the award show, as well as one of the most iconic performances in the show’s history, Spears (19 years old at the time) courted a lot of praise and controversy by draping a snake around her shoulders, as well as standing in a cage with a white tiger (much to the anger of PETA).

The Signs As Iconic Moments In Britney Spears' Career

Aries: Britney’s 2007 Gimme More performance / The phrase “It’s Britney, bitch”

Taurus: Britney dyes her hair brown/black

Gemini: Britney’s “Toxic” music video

Cancer: Britney trips on broken pavement and almost drops her baby, Sean Preston

Leo: “I’m A Slave 4 U” performance with a snake at the 2001 VMA’s

Virgo: Madonna and Britney kiss at 2003 VMA’s

Libra: Britney spontaneous 55-hour marriage that took place in Las Vegas, NV

Scorpio: Britney wears no panties while partying with Paris Hilton

Sagittarius: “…Baby One More Time” music video is released

Capricorn: Britney’s highly anticipated and successful comeback

Aquarius: Britney drives all night, shaves her head and gets tattooed

Pisces: Britney gets taken in an ambulance to Mount Cedar-Sinai Hospital after locking herself with her son in bathroom and refusing to come out and admitted into psychiatric ward shortly after