Remember 2003? Well, vaguely at least? It was the year of Finding Nemo, Chicago's big Oscars win, the launch of America's Next Top Model and The O.C. – while fashion-wise, it was the era of UGG boots, denim skirts and the Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami monogram bag, that was released for the first time that year.
It all feels like a distant and foggy memory of happier, simpler, Instagram-less times... One event, however, that we couldn't possibly forget from that fateful year is *that* legendary kiss at the VMAs.
We're talking about Britney Spears' iconic performance, of course, in which she emerged from a wedding cake in a white lacy mini-dress to sing Madonna's Like A Virgin to open the show – before being joined by Christina Aguilera and the Queen of Pop herself, who launched into a rendition of Hollywood.
Fans around the world were scandalised (and invariably delighted) when Madonna leaned over to kiss Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on stage during the performance – and it became one of the most talked-about Awards moments ever. One thing we didn't realise, though, was that the whole thing was actually supposed to go very differently...
During a recent interview with E! News, Jennifer Lopez revealed that she was originally supposed to be part of the performance – but ended up having to drop out. When asked about the rumours about her supposedly joining Madonna and Britney on-stage, Lopez confirmed it was true: 'I was filming a movie in Canada and we met – me, her [Madonna] and Britney – to do it at her home,' said Lopez. 'And then I just couldn't get off the film, so we couldn't do it. So then they got Christina Aguilera to do it.'
Here's hoping she gets a second chance during Madonna's upcoming 'Celebration' world tour...
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