One of the most iconic moments in VMA history should have played out a little differently.
In a chat with E! News to promote "Shotgun Wedding," Jennifer Lopez confirmed a long-standing rumor that she was supposed to be a major player in the steamy 2003 VMAs performance wherein Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera smooched Madonna.
The smooches has lived in pop culture infamy for two decades, but Britney's kiss with Madonna has garnered much more attention, partly because of editing.
The performance began with Britney emerging out of a wedding cake in a white dress singing "Like A Virgin," just as Madonna did in her 1984 VMAs performance. Christina then joined, as did Madonna. With the three women on stage, Madge leaned over to kiss Britney. She then leaned over to kiss Christina. However, Christina's kiss was hardly shown.
"It was weird. And you know why they cut away for it? Because they cut away to get Justin [Timberlake's] reaction," the "Fighter" singer once said, noting that Britney and the NSYNC singer were no longer dating, having ended their romance a year prior after three years together.