But it won't be a performance, according to MTV President Van Toffler. Instead, watch for something "fun and unexpected" on Sunday night's show.
"MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs? I'm excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated," Spears says in a statement.
The singer has been nominated in the Best Female Video category for her Piece of Me clip, which cheekily makes fun of her plight as the world's most sought-after photography subject.
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