The 12 months was 2003—and it was the kiss
heard seen all over the world.
Sure, we’re referring to the showstopping efficiency on the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards that noticed Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera hit the stage to sing “Like a Virgin” and “Hollywood,” solely to depart viewers speaking for years to return when the “Materials Lady” singer locked lips with every of her co-performers.
And although Britney and Madonna have been those who took middle stage (due to a cutaway shot of Britney’s ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake—with whom she had break up a 12 months prior—trying on within the viewers), let’s not overlook the “Genie in a Bottle” singer’s presence additionally cemented an iconic second in popular culture historical past.
Nonetheless, regardless of it turning into fairly an enormous deal instantly afterward, Madonna merely did not see why everybody was so hung up on the PDA.
“I have been oblivious till this second,” she stated throughout an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Present simply weeks later. “I had no concept that it was going to trigger the ruckus that it precipitated. It was only a pleasant kiss. I do not know why individuals are making such an enormous deal about it.”