Access Hollywood has learned that an hour after opening the VMAs, Britney, who was then dressed in a white T-shirt and white fedora, was asked by USA Today’s William Keck how she felt her performance went.
“Good, thank you,” she replied.
“I have no words.”
"It felt like her heart wasn't in it. It didn't feel like she was really goin' for it. It just felt like she was there, man," he added. "There's so much talk about her personal life, you wanna see her come out on top. She eventually still can. But that performance, I don't think it was what we were lookin' for ... to light it up."
50 Cent called Brit's performance a "highlight," saying, "I told you outside, she was gonna be the hottest thing, and she did it, she worked it out. Yeah, she had a big production, things started coming out of the sky." But then he changed the subject to another performer: "Chris brown was hot too, he jumped from table to table."
Nicole Scherzinger - "It's hard because being an artist like myself, I don't like it when I'm not in front of the house and I can't hear the monitors properly. ... I dunno, it was cool, I was just sending her good vibes the whole time."