Christina Aguilera felt left out when MTV only showed Britney's kiss with Madonna and cut away her kiss with the pop icon
Christina Aguilera admitted that MTV cutting away from her 2003 VMAs kiss with Madonna did bother her. The channel cut to get a reaction of Britney's ex Justin Timberlake.
Christina Aguilera shared that she has absolutely no resentment or hard feelings about the fact that Britney Spears got more attention than she did for kissing Madonna at the 2003 MTV video music awards.
While appearing on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy, Christina discussed the "Like a Virgin" VMAs performance which absolutely shocked and stunned people. What many people will remember is Britney's surprise Kiss with Madonna and not that Christina kissed her first. "It was weird," Christina said in response to being asked whether it bothered her that the camera turned away from her lip lock.
"You know why they cut away for it? Because, you know, they cut away to get Justin [Timberlake's] reaction. It was a Justin reaction shot. They were exes, but still, it was a cheap shot," Christina shared laughing. "I definitely saw the newspaper the next day and I was like, 'Oh, well. I guess I got left out of that," she continued. "I mean, everything happened so quickly back then and everything was in a whirlwind. I think I was on, could’ve been on tour at the time or whatever," she added.
Christina has since moved on from the incident and said, "But I had my own performance that night. It was 'Fighter,' and was with Dave Navarro. It was a kickass performance, so I was OK with that. She could have the kiss, it's OK."
The kiss heard around the world. Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera kiss Madonna at the 2003 VMAs. pic.twitter.com/XZ6ovlx73O— marilenny (@mariftdonis) August 19, 2016
During Britney's return to the Radio City Music Hall on her 'Piece of Me' tour, she recalled the incident. While on stage, she gave a shoutout to her fans and recalled her unforgettable VMA incident. "This is our favorite city, the Big Apple! How are you guys doing?" Britney shared the clip which was posted by a fan online. "The last time I was on this stage, I kissed a girl. Her name was Madonna!" she continued.
Christina is currently on her 'Liberation tour' and in August, got candid about being constantly compared to Britney during the beginning of her career and the fact that they are depicted as rivals. As reported by the Cosmopolitan, she shared, "It’s hard to hear yourself being called names. I remember being hurt by these commercials on MTV, pitting Britney as the good girl and me as the bad girl. It’s like, if I’m going to be demure and innocent, that’s OK. But if I’m going to just be myself, I’m trouble."
"I love the female body, and I think it’s something to be proud of, not something that men should dictate ownership of," she says. "[My 2002 song] ‘Dirrty’ was extremely controversial at the time, but it would be nothing now. I hope I paved the way and helped set the ground rules that women can be any version of themselves they wanna be…and proud of it."