Jennifer Lopez says she simply missed being a part of an iconic awards present second.
The “Hustlers” star advised E! News in a latest interview that she was initially slated for one of many onstage kisses Madonna shared with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
“I was filming a movie in Canada, and we had met — me, [Madonna] and Britney — to do it at her home, and then I just couldn’t get off the film,” Lopez advised the movie star information outlet. “So, we couldn’t do it. They got Christina Aguilera, I think, to do it, and I didn’t wind up doing it.”
Lopez didn’t identify the movie she was engaged on, however her 2004 films “Jersey Girl” and “Shall We Dance” had been filming in Canada round that point.
At New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, in the meantime, a distinct sort of efficiency took middle stage on Aug. 28, 2003.
Spears and Aguilera first took the stage to carry out Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” after which the Queen of Pop joined them for her music “Hollywood.” Before Missy Elliott got here out to carry out “Work It,” the trio took a beat for Madonna to kiss Spears after which Aguilera.
“Shock value gets more and more extreme or whatever,” Aguilera reportedly advised Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in 2020. “But honestly, at the time, yeah, I never thought anything of it. It was like, ‘OK, it’s two girls kissing.’ It wasn’t shocking back then. It’s not shocking now, to me.”
What did shock Aguilera was the frenzy Spears and Madonna’s kiss had garnered over her personal. MTV lower from the stage to the gang after Spears’ kiss to get her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake’s response — thus failing to broadcast Aguilera’s smooch with Madonna.
“And you know why they cut it?” Aguilera advised Andy Cohen in 2018 throughout an interview on his SiriusXM “Radio Andy” present. “They cut away to get Justin’s reaction. I saw the newspaper the next day and it was like, ‘Oh — well, I guess I got left out of that one.’”
Meanwhile, Spears fielded incessant questions concerning the kiss for the remainder of the 12 months. She reportedly advised CNN that September that she “didn’t know it was going to be that long and everything,” she doesn’t “go home and have orgies,” and that she “never kissed a woman before.”
Spears added on the time that she in all probability “would not do it again” except it was with Madonna — which she did throughout her marriage ceremony ceremony to Sam Asghari final 12 months.
As for Lopez, who lately tied the knot herself, it’s all gravy.
“I love Madonna,” Lopez advised E! News. “I’m a huge fan. I always have been.”