“It was for me”: Jennifer Lopez revealed why she did not get the iconic kiss with Britney Spears
Ben Affleck's wife told why she said no to a proposal that to this day remains one of the most memorable moments on television
Jennifer Lopez revealed she was supposed to that he was going to kiss Madonna on MTV, not Christina Aguilera (Reuters)
The kiss of Madonna and Britney Spears at MTV in 2003 happened to be an iconic moment of popular culture. At the time Christina Aguilera also participated, who also kissed the “Queen of Pop”. However, it recently emerged that the person who was supposed to take the singer's place was none other than Jennifer Lopez.
The star of the moment, Britney Spears, surprised those present and the millions of viewers who followed the ceremony by coming out of 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, the then considered “Princess of Pop” began to sing “Like a Virgin”, one of Madonna's first hits. .
In a new interview ahead of the January 27 streaming release of “Shotgun Wedding”, her upcoming Prime Video film with Josh Duhamel, JLo confirmed rumors that she had originally been selected for Madonna's musical performance at the 2003 VMAs. She also explained why she didn't perform, which resulted in Aguilera taking her place. b>
Madonna's kiss to Britney Spears at MTV 2003
“It's like that. That kiss should have been for me,” Lopez said. “At the time, I was shooting a movie in Canada, but some time before the ceremony I went with Britney to Madonna's house to rehearse the scene. And the kisses with the two of us were scheduled “.
However, due to work reasons, he could not be present at the ceremony. “I just couldn't leave the movie set, so we couldn't do it. Then they got Christina Aguilera to do it,” revealed the music diva.
Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
“I love Madonna, I'm a huge fan, always have been,” lamented Lopez, who at the time He already had three albums released and was looming as the superstar he finally became.
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The revelation came after the “On the Floor” singer was asked what her favorite karaoke song is, at which point she began singing Madonna's 1984 hit “Like a Virgin.”
Madonna, dressed in a tuxedo, first sensually kisses Britney, then turns the other way and did the same with Christina.
Though the music diva kissed both singers onstage, it was her moment with Spears that cemented itself as pop culture history, likely due in part to the exceptionally timed camera cut to a Justin Timberlake,< /b>that he had broken up with Spears the year before and is surprised by that moment.
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 that Madonna has almost as many number one singles as The Beatles! So honored that she came to my wedding.”
Sam Asghari, for his part, jokingly responded in the comments section at the time, writing: “Minutes after we got married you cheated on me ”.