On September 9, 2007 the MTV Video Music Awards aired live from The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. It was the smallest VMAs ever held in many aspects: smallest venue, thus smallest audience, they removed 13 of the awards categories, and only 4 performances took place in the main stage: Chris Brown featuring Rihanna, Linkin Park, Alicia Keys and Britney Spears (well, there was a closing medley of Timbaland with Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and others). Britney opened the show with a p