“It didn’t shock me then or now,” says Christina. Christina Aguilera recently sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe and remembered the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards when she performed with Madonna and Britney Spears.
The show became highly controversial due to Madonna kissing Britney and Christina on the lips, and while the pop star’s antics were discussed for a long time, Aguilera says she didn’t think about it at all
It is more difficult to assess something as a shock, the level of extremeness is growing. But I didn’t have a shock even then, to be honest. Well, think about it, two girls are kissing. It did not shock me then or now. It all happened very quickly, Christina shared.
In 2018, Aguilera in an interview with SiriusXM’s Radio Andy noted that after that kissing show, it was Britney’s kiss with Madonna that was discussed, and their photos appeared in the newspapers.
This is strange, of course. But do you know why they only cut out this moment? To get Justin Timberlake’s reaction. I saw the newspapers the next day and thought: oh, they decided to leave me aside – said the singer. In the MTV VMA 2003 video, after kissing Britney, they immediately showed Timberlake’s face from the audience in close-up.