One of the most memorable moments in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards took place in 2001. That year, Britney Spears hit the stage to perform her new single “I’m A Slave 4 U.” Midway through her song and dance, she was handed a gigantic, yellow python which she wrapped around her shoulders, providing one of the most iconic images from the early 2000s. Some of us may be terrified of snakes, but Britney wore the thing with a certain pride, and if memes had existed back then, she certainly would’ve become one.
On Wednesday night, Young Thug posted up a photo to Instagram of himself adorned with a similar yellow serpent that recalled Britney’s unforgettable performance. It’s actually the only image currently on Thugger’s social media account. He captioned it “#AllTheTime.” The pic grabbed tens of thousands of likes over the next few hours, including one from Champagne Papi himself, Drake. Does this mean Thug has a collab with the reigning snake queen in the works? Britney has been back at it, so that very well might be the case. Or maybe he’s simply trying to pay homage to an iconic moment.
Either way it all begs the question: Who wore it better?