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Jennifer Lopez Almost Kissed Madonna At The VMAs Instead Of Christina Aguilera

Jennifer Lopez Almost Kissed Madonna At The VMAs Instead Of Christina

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Lopez reveals why she had to skip the iconic VMA performance in 2003.

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Global icon Jennifer Lopez is in the thick of promoting her new film Shotgun Wedding alongside Josh Duhamel and in a new press interview, she revealed that she was actually going to appear alongside Madonna and Britney Spears in the iconic MTV moment.

The event in question, of course, was the 2003 VMAs where Madonna locked lips with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera after performing a medley of "Like a Virgin," "Hollywood" and "Work It" with Missy Elliott. It was a culture-shifting moment, but now Lopez reveals it almost looked a bit different.

“I was filming a movie in Canada, and we had met – me, her and Britney — to do it at her home," Lopez explained to E! News. But after that rehearsal, she says the timing just didn't work out. "I just couldn’t get off the film. So, we couldn’t do it.”

Lopez continued, “They got Christina Aguilera, I think, to do it, and I didn’t wind up doing it.” But at the end of the day, she'll always have adoration for the Queen of Pop. “I love Madonna. I’m a huge fan. I always have been.”

Many fans forget Aguilera was involved in the moment because after Madonna and Spears kissed, the camera cut away to the latter's ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. “It was weird,” Aguilera told Andy Cohen in a 2018 SiriusXM radio interview. “They cut away to get Justin’s reaction. It was a cheap shot.”

Aguilera didn’t even realize her kiss was largely missed until the next morning. “I saw the newspaper the next day and I was like, ‘Oh, well, I guess I got left out of that one.'”

You can relive the iconic performance below, but this time imagine Lopez in it instead...

Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilera & Missy Elliott live | MTV VMAs 2003 (HD)www.youtube.com

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!