One of Britney Spears’ friends tells News of the World the singer performed her new single ‘Gimme More’ so terribly at the MTV Video Music Awards was because Jive wouldn’t let her perform the track live, and she thought it wouldn’t require much effort to lip-synch. “Britney wanted to sing live but her management thought she wasn’t up to it. This led to terrible rows with them,” said the source. “Because she wasn’t singing live she felt that she didn’t need to rehearse as much as perhaps she should have, and spent the weekend partying in Vegas. Now she is worried her stage performance will be used as yet more fuel to show that she is in no state to look after the kids full time. She was really angry at herself for messing up. She went home and did a lot of thinking. Britney will be back on form soon. She has a new album lined up as well as a tour planned. But she knows that her main priority is her two little children and she is going to deal with it.”
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