Christina Aguilera recently sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe and reminisced about the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards when she performed with Madonna and Britney Spears. This show became very talked-about due to the fact that Madonna on stage kissed Britney and Christina on the lips.
And although the pop star’s trick was discussed for a long time, Aguilera says that she did not think about it at all.
It is more difficult to assess something as a shock, the level of extremeness is growing. But I didn’t have a shock even then, to be honest. Well, think about it, two girls are kissing. It did not shock me then or now. It all happened very quickly, shared Christina.
In 2018, Aguilera, in an interview with SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, noted that after that kissing show, it was Britney’s kiss with Madonna that was discussed, and their photos appeared in the newspapers.
This is strange, of course. But do you know why they only cut out this moment? To get Justin Timberlake’s reaction. I saw the newspapers the next day and thought: oh, they decided to leave me aside, said the singer.
In the 2003 MTV VMA video, after kissing Britney, they immediately showed Timberlake’s face from the audience in close-up.
For Christina, the VMA night of kissing Madonna was not over.
That night I also had my performance. Dave Navarro and I performed Fighter and it was an amazing performance. So I was satisfied in the evening, summed up the star.