“It was for me”: Jennifer Lopez revealed why she didn’t get the iconic kiss with Britney Spears

“It was for me”: Jennifer Lopez revealed why she didn’t get the iconic kiss with Britney Spears

Jennifer Lopez revealed she should kiss Madonna on MTV, not Christina Aguilera (Reuters)Jennifer Lopez revealed she should kiss Madonna on MTV, not Christina Aguilera (Portal)

the kiss of Madonna Y Britney Spears on MTV in 2003, it became an iconic moment in popular culture. of the moment also participated Christina AguileraShe also kissed the “Queen of Pop”. However, recently it turned out that it was no more and no less who should take the singer’s place Jennifer Lopez.

The star of the hour Britney SpearsShe surprised those in attendance and the millions of spectators who watched the ceremony by emerging from a giant wedding cake. Dressed as a sexy bride and under the watchful eye of Beyoncé, Avril Lavigne, Eminem and other mega artists of the time, what was then known as the “Princess of Pop” began with one of the early hits, “Like a Virgin”. by Madonna to sing. .

In a new interview ahead of the streaming release of “forced marriage”his upcoming Prime Video movie Josh DuhamelJLo confirmed rumors that she was originally picked for Madonna’s musical performance at the 2003 VMAs why he didn’t act, leading to Aguilera taking his place.

Madonna’s kiss to Britney Spears on MTV 2003

“It is. That kiss should have been for me,” Lopez said. “I was shooting a movie in Canada at the time, but some time before the ceremony I went to Madonna’s house with Britney to rehearse the scene. And the kisses with both of us were planned.

For professional reasons, however, he could not be present at the award ceremony. “I just couldn’t leave the film set, so we couldn’t do it. Then they brought in Christina Aguilera,” the music diva revealed.

Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

“I love Madonna, I’m a big fan, always have been,” lamented Lopez, who had released three albums by then and was emerging as the superstar she eventually became.

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The revelation came after the “On the Floor” singer was asked what her favorite karaoke song was, after which she began singing Madonna’s 1984 hit.Like a Virgin“.

Madonna, dressed in a tuxedo, kisses Britney sensually first and then turns the other way and does the same to Christina.

Though the music diva kissed both singers onstage, it was her moment with Spears that cemented itself as a pop culture story, likely due in part to the exceptionally timed camera cut on a justin timberlake, that he broke up with Spears the year before and is surprised by this moment.

Madonna was one of the guests at Britney Spears' wedding Madonna was one of the guests at Britney Spears’ wedding

“Kissing the one and only Madonna!!!” Spears wrote via Instagram in June 2022, along with a photo of the couple sharing a kiss. “I didn’t know Madonna had almost as many number one singles as The Beatles! I am so honored that she came to my wedding…”

For his part, Sam Asghari jokingly responded in the comments at the time, writing: “Minutes after we got married you cheated on me.”

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