Never did I think that I’d refer to Tiger King‘s Doc Antle and the legendary Ms Britney Spears in the same sentence, but, alas, here we are. Following the Netflix series taking the world by storm over the weekend, some internet sleuths dug up footage of Doc on stage with Britney during her world-renowned “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance at the ’01 VMAs.

Name a more unexpected duo… I’ll wait.

I honestly don’t know how these sleuths were able to stumble upon this goldmine of historic information. Regardless, they deserve a medal.

Many would forget that a tiger was even present at the performance, as it was ultimately overshadowed by *that* python moment.

(Image: Getty / KMazur)

Indeed, the golden tabby tiger was Doc’s.

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Actually, the more I think about it, this collaboration isn’t so shocking – in the series, Doc gives us a glimpse of his Hollywood showreel, hinting that he worked on a number of big projects in Tinseltown. That being said, I’m still shooketh.

I’m now left with a plethora of questions:
1. I wonder if Britney’s seen Tiger King?
2. Did she like it?
3. Did Carole Baskin kill her husband and dump him in the sewage tank?
4. Yes?

These unanswered thoughts will keep me up at night.

Image: Getty Images / Jeff Kravitz & Kevin Kane