The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards were marked by the star trio’s iconic kiss
Held on August 28, 2003, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, USA, the MTV Video Music Awards that year went down in pop culture history forever. Going beyond the best music videos of the era and performances by big stars like Beyoncé, Coldplay AND metallicthe award provided the iconic kiss of Madonna In Britney Spears AND Christina Aguilerawho turns 20 in 2023.
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Considered the “kiss of the decade,” the defining moment occurred during a medley of songs like a virgin AND hollywood. Madonna first kissed Spears and then Aguilera, before the entrance of miss elliott on stage.
By the time of the VMAs, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake they had just ended their troubled relationship. Which made MTV take advantage of the situation to get more audience. At the awards, “Cry Me A River”, the singer’s breakup song, won two awards and was nominated for Video of the Year. So, there was already a camera trained on Justin when the star trio was unveiled.
The singer’s expression changed instantly after Madonna kissed Britney and the broadcast showed the camera on the artist’s face, who looked indignant at the situation. After the ceremony, Timberlake spoke to the reporter about the moment Pat O’BrienFrom Access Hollywood: “Well, the expression comes from the fact that the cameras were, you know, right after the kiss, they were like… [Justin simula movimento de zoom] And I was like, ‘Really, man?'”
DID CHRISTINA LEFT OUT?
Madonna’s kiss on Christina Aguilera ended up being partially cut off the air, which has bugged the singer for years. Calling the cut a “cheap trick,” she revealed how she felt to the radio host Andy Cohen: “It was weird. And you know why they cut it? They cut it to get Justin’s reaction”he has declared.
I certainly saw the paper the next day and said, ‘Oh well, I guess I missed that'”
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