"She did the promo for them, but there never were any plans for her to appear on the show," The New York Daily News quoted a spokesman for Rudolph, as saying. The spokesman also revealed that it was "wishful thinking" when Britney''s hair colourist told E! News that he might be working on a look for her VMA performance.
However, Britney has been nominated for three award categories this year including the coveted Video of the Year prize. At last year''s award show, a sloppy-looking Spears attempted to make a comeback - and wound up a laughingstock.
Her laughable, lip-synched performance of "Gimme More" was universally panned. It ushered in a disastrous year for Spears that included a failed child custody battle and a stint in rehab.