20 years ago, J.Lo was expected to kiss Madonna at the VMAs with Britney

Madonna almost kissed another pop star at the VMAs. Jennifer Lopez revealed on January 16 that she was supposed to attend Madonna and Britney Spears' infamous 2003 MTV Video Music Awards performance, confirming years of rumors. However, due to an obligation from 20 years ago, she was unable to achieve this goal, so Christina Aguilera was brought in.

"Yes, that's definitely true," she told E! About the rumors. "I was shooting a movie in Canada and we met - me, her and Britney - to shoot the movie at her house. And then I couldn't leave the movie, so we couldn't do it. And then I think they approached One person — I think they asked Christina Aguilera to do it, but I ended up not doing it.”

Despite the lost opportunity, J.Lo has not lost her feelings for Madge. "I love Madonna, I'm a huge Madonna fan, always have been," she said. During the interview, she also revealed that her favorite karaoke song is the pop diva's 1984 classic "Like A Virgin," and decided to sing it to her "Shotgun Wedding" costar Josh Duhamel. Sing a lyric.

However, even if J.Lo is able to perform that night, viewers likely won't see her kiss Madonna. During the performance, Spears kissed Maggie first, but instead of showing Sitina's kiss next, the camera immediately flashed to the "Gimme More" singer's ex, Justin Timberlake, who was among other shocked celebs There was quite a reaction from the audience.

Spears and Madonna have very fond memories of their onstage kiss, even reenacting the scene at Spears' wedding in June 2022.

In June 2022, Madonna and Britney Spears reenacted their 2003 kiss scene. Kevin Ostajewski/Shutterstock

Aguilera took issue with cameras focusing on Timberlake instead of capturing her moments with Madonna, calling it "weird" in a 2018 interview with Andy Cohen. "I saw the paper the next day and was like, 'Oh — well, I guess I'm left out of the paper.'" That said, considering she gave a solo performance of her hit , she wasn’t too sad about it. Later that night, The Fighter.

"It was a great show, so I'm happy with that," she said. "She can kiss, it's okay."