Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since Madonna welcomed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera to join her onstage to open the 2003 MTV VMAs.
The performance went down in pop culture history thanks to the thematic climax when the Queen of Pop pulled in the two younger Princesses for a televised kiss.
Believe it or not, the performance turned 20 on Monday (August 28). In a new series of retrospectives, we learned some major details about the show-opener.
Chiefly, it was revealed that three other pop stars were considered for the Britney and Christina‘s roles. In fact, it was even alleged that one of the other musicians was initially booked alongside the “Toxic” pop star before she had to drop out.
It was also revealed that one big edit was requested to the performance after it first aired.
Scroll through the slideshow to see the biggest takeaways from the 20-year retrospective on Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera’s iconic performance…