Can you believe it has been 13 years since the iconic VMA 2003 performance? Britney, Missy Elliott, Madonna and Christina ended your fave’s careers in an epic wedding themed performance and no artist has ever managed to top this moment ever since!
In recent interview with Billboard Larry Rudolph, Britney’s longtime manager, talks about what happened leading up the infamous buss, and how Madonna thanked him after “that kiss happened and the world exploded.” According to Rudolph, “Madonna had been very, very, very rigid about the rehearsals. She was telling Britney and I every day, ‘Be here tomorrow at 10 o’clock,’ he tells Billboard. “She would never address me by name, she would just say, ‘You make sure Britney’s here tomorrow at 10 o’clock.'” Not wanting to upset one of the biggest stars of all time, Rudolph did his part. All that rigidity paid off. After the performance, Rudolph ended up in an elevator with Madonna, and it turns out she remembered his name. She “wrapped her arms around my waist and gave me a big kiss on the lips,” he remembers. “And she said, ‘You see Larry, it was all worth it.'”
The performance lead to what would become the most iconic duet of all time, ‘Me Against The Music.’
They just do not do performances this iconic anymore! Celebrate with us by watching the perfect performance below:
Today will mark 2 iconic VMA dates as Britney will perform on the VMA stage again for the first time since 2007! Happy Birthday to one of our favorite performances of all time! If this colab could happen again – we would be over the moon! What icons!
Read more bout the performance HERE