And tonight it was a familiar scene as the 29-year-old received a smooch from Rihanna as they performed onstage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The 23-year old Barbados born singer planted the wet one on Britney's cheek after they performed her hit single S&M.
Deja-vu: Rihanna planted a kiss on Britney Spears's cheek after the duo performed her hit single, S&M at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas tonight
In control: Rihanna crawled around the stage while Britney commanded and dominated her with a chain
Suitably both women were clad in identical bondage style body suit as they took to the stage.
While Britney slipped into the black style of suit, Rihanna opted for white, much like the pantsuit she arrived to the show in.
Britney's vigorous work-outs for her up-and-coming Femme Fatale tour proved to be paying off, with the blonde looking incredibly toned in her stage costume.
While Britney lip-synch her parts in the song, her stage antics were nothing less than crowd pleasing and the pair certainly didn't disappoint with their very steamy performance.
Keeping within the bondage theme, Rihanna crawled on her knees while Britney commanded and dominated her with a long chain.
Chain reaction: Britney clutches a chain as she is surrounded by topless male dancers
Bondage: Britney donned a S&M style mask for some of the performance and Rihanna got provocative on a chair
Britney also donned a bondage-style mask complete with bunny ears as she wrapped her wrists up in chains.
As always Rihanna turned up the heat on stage as she writhed around on the stage floor, while a pair of male hand attempted to grab her from underneath.
The Umbrella singer was also adorned with the kinky metal chains.
Getting handy: Rihanna turned up the heat as she writhed around on the stage floor, while men's hand attempted to grab her from underneath
The two women topped off their show with a sexy pillow fight, hitting the male dancers with the bedding until feathers flew in the air.
The kinky performance was certain to make one man happy.
Britney's boyfriend Jason Trawick was watching from the sidelines.
The 39-year-old looked like the cat that got the cream as the couple posed for a happy snap backstage.
Feathers fly: The two women also enjoyed a pillow fight hitting the male dancers with the bedding until feather flew in the air
Britney proved that she was well and truly back to her best as she graced the stage for the second time in the night with rapper and singer/songwriter Nicki Minaj.
Nicki started out the performance with her song 'Super Bass', before Britney came onto the stage to sing her hit song 'Till the World Ends.'
Even though she appeared to be miming while Nicki sang live, Britney put more energy into her dance moves than she has in past performances in the last few months.
The act proving to be a successful practise run before the duo tour together this summer.
Nicki started the song wearing a skin-tight laddered white tank dress over matching leggings and a blue and white striped body suit.
Admirer: Britney's boyfriend Jason Trawick looked like the cat that got the cream as the couple posed for a happy snap backstage
The leotard matched her back-up singers, who acted as duplicates of Nicki, known for her quirky style.
In their blonde bobbed wigs they moved with the 26-year-old as she rocked the stage.
But it was Britney who stole the spotlight in a her tight black mini-dress worn underneath a cropped leather jacket and strappy stilettos.
Enjoying the show was Justin Bieber who was sitting in the crowd with his girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
She's back! Britney proved that she was well and truly back to form as she graced the stage for the second time in the night with rapper and singer/songwriter Nicki Minaj
Double trouble: Nicki started out the performance with her song 'Super Bass' before Britney came onto the stage to sing her hit song 'Till the World Ends.'
The young couple were reminiscent of the Justin Timberlake and Britney of yesteryear, as they posed together smiling.
Selena affectionately rested her hand on Justin leg as they both smiled for the cameras.
The 17-year-old teen singing sensation looked every bit the popstar in his gold and black tuxedo jacket, while Selena,18, was the sexy starlet in her slinky black-cut gown.
Show-stopping: Beyonce wowed the crowd as she took to the stage in a risqué bodysuit to perform her new single 'Run the World (Girls)'
Beyonce also gave a show-stopping performance, steaming up the stage as she slipped into a risqué bodysuit to perform her new song Run the World (Girls).
The nude stocking outfit was adorned with carefully placed metal embellishments to cover her modesty.
Beyonce donned the sexy ensemble as she wowed the crowd with the lead single from her fourth studio album, '4' for the first time on network television.
Virtual duplicates of the singer danced behind her before a stronghold of 100 back-up dancers emerged to dance in procession with the singer.
After the performance the 29-year-old songstress received the Billboard Millennium Award.
Body doubles: Virtual duplicates of the singer moved behind Beyonce during the performance
Impressive: Until a stronghold of 100 back-up dancers emerged to dance in procession with the singer
She was presented with the accolade by her mother Tina Knowles and her sister Solange's son Daniel 'Juelz' Smith.
The overwhelmed singer thanked her parents, her Destiny Child bandmates Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and former members LaToya Jackson and LaTavia Roberson.
But her sweetest thank-you of all was to her husband Jay-Z.
'I want to thank my bestfriend...I love me some Jay-Z,' she said.
Accolade: Beyonce was presented with the Billboard Millennium Award by her mother Tina Knowles and her sister Solange's son Daniel 'Juelz' Smith
The rapper lovingly smiled and nodded at his wife.
Before her performance. several of Beyoncé's relatives, friends and collaborators, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, U2's Bono, Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, and her mother and father, Matthew and Tina, all gave the star personal messages in a pre-recorded package.
Lady Gaga, who Beyoncé worked with on remixes of the quirky singer's singles Telephone and Videophone, gave her the biggest compliment of all telling her: 'You represent the dream.'
Audience: Justin Bieber was watching from the crowd with his girlfriend, Selena Gomez
During the night were also performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Cee Lo Green, Keith Urban and Neil Diamond, who won the Icon Award, among others.
Finalists and winners were determined by their rank on the Billboard charts and their 'social and streaming activity.'
The show was hosted by Ken Jeong who plays Mr. Chow from The Hangover and the up-coming The Hangover II.
Fun: Fergie had a blast with her bandmates from the Black Eyed Peas as they performed a medley of their hits
AND THE WINNER IS...
Top Artist of the Year: Eminem
Top Album Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Digital Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist of the Year: Rihanna
Top Male Artist of the Year: Eminem
Viral Innovator of the Year: Cee Lo Green
Radio Artist of the Year: Rihanna
Fan Favourite of the Year: Justin Bieber
Icon Award: Neil Diamond
Millennium Artist Award: Beyonce
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga
Top R&B Artist: Usher
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga