Britney Spears‘ “I’m a Slave 4 U” premiered at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards decorated with a jungle-themed stage. She wore a live snake during the performance. It was released as the lead single of her third studio album, Britney, 18 days later.
The track achieved commercial success, peaking inside the top-ten in almost every country on which it charted.
In an interview with Daily Record,
Britney described this track with the following statement:
It’s talking about me just wanting to go out and forget who I am and dance and have a good time. That’s kinda where I am now right now. I love working, but at the same time, I love having a good time.