The “Hustlers” star told 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 used to be filming a film in Canada, and we had met — me, [Madonna] and Britney — to do it at her house, after which I simply couldn’t get off the movie,” Lopez informed the celeb information outlet. “So, we couldn’t do it. They bought Christina Aguilera, I believe, to do it, and I didn’t wind up doing it.”
Lopez didn’t title the movie she was engaged on, however her 2004 films “Jersey Woman” and “Shall We Dance” were filming in Canada around that time.
At New York Metropolis’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor, in the meantime, a special 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.” Earlier than Missy Elliott got here out to carry out “Work It,” the trio took a beat for Madonna to kiss Spears after which Aguilera.
“Shock worth will get increasingly excessive or no matter,” Aguilera reportedly told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in 2020. “However actually, on the time, yeah, I by no means thought something of it. It was like, ‘OK, it’s two women kissing.’ It wasn’t stunning again then. It’s not stunning now, to me.”
What did shock Aguilera was the frenzy Spears and Madonna’s kiss had garnered over her personal. MTV reduce from the stage to the group after Spears’ kiss to get her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake’s response — thus failing to broadcast Aguilera’s smooch with Madonna.
“And you understand why they reduce it?” Aguilera told Andy Cohen in 2018 throughout an interview on his SiriusXM “Radio Andy” present. “They reduce away to get Justin’s response. I noticed the newspaper the subsequent day and it was like, ‘Oh — nicely, I assume I bought not noted of that one.’”
In the meantime, Spears fielded incessant questions concerning the kiss for the remainder of the yr. She reportedly told CNN that September that she “didn’t understand it was going to be that lengthy and every thing,” she doesn’t “go house and have orgies,” and that she “by no means kissed a girl earlier than.”
Spears added on the time that she most likely “wouldn’t do it once more” until it was with Madonna — which she did throughout her marriage ceremony ceremony to Sam Asghari final yr.
As for Lopez, who just lately tied the knot herself, it’s all gravy.
“I like Madonna,” Lopez informed E! Information. “I’m an enormous fan. I all the time have been.”