britney spears billboard smile Billboard Music Awards 2011: Britney Spears steals the show with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna performancesDespite a questionable bunny mask during her opening appearance with Rihanna, Britney Spears took the Billboard Music Awards stage in style.

]]>The pop princess didn’t earn a solo slot during the Las Vegas award show, but she did make two scene stealing appearances on the stage. Joining Ri Ri for a remix of her hit single “S&M,” Brit Brit opened the show with a big smooch from the “Umbrella” singer (But not quite Madonna status). She then joined boyfriend Jason Trawick in the audience until her next appearance. Looking flawless and actually happy, she took the stage with “Femme Fatale” tourmate Nicki Minaj for a remix of her Ke$ha penned single, “Till the World Ends.” Though Ke$ha was in the house, for some reason she didn’t join the duo on stage — We’re upset. Regardless, Spears appeared to be glowing on stage and we couldn’t be happier. After a few lackluster performances promoting her latest album, we were thrilled to see her looking sparkly — though her moves are nowhere near where they used to be. In case you couldn’t tell, we grew up as Spears fans and will remain loyal to our girl till the end. What did you think of her performances?