Welcome back to Celebuzz’s Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown. In anticipation of of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most memorable VMA scandal ever. Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA performance. (Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” won in that category.) Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. (Congrats, once again, to Britney’s 2002 dominatrix-meets-biker-chick look!) Now, it’s all about the drama! You may vote once per hour.
Is Madonna‘s on-stage makeout session with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera the most scandalous VMA moment ever? Let us know by voting below — and then read on for a GIF-filled look back at their insane 2003 performance.
Remember That Time Madonna Made Out With Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on Stage?
Of course you do.
And who could forget how MTV cut to Justin Timberlake‘s insta-classic reaction?
Oh, and Madonna also kissed Christina Aguilera, but no one really cared as much for some reason?
Without a doubt, this was the most talked about moment of the 2003 VMAs. It may have been the most talked about pop culture “event” of the year. Some would argue it is the most iconic VMA moment of all time. Do you agree? Lady Gaga certainly does:
So why did we not include this moment in our performances poll? Well, though it is technically a performance, let’s be real: no one really cares about the part where Britney and Christina singing “Like a Virgin.” Also, it’s not like anyone remembers that eventually Missy Elliott ran out to rap a few bars. This performance is iconic because of that single moment. The controversy was all because of The Kiss(es). The headlines that followed, the jaws that still, to this day, remain on the floor… all because of the infamous lip-locking. But beware, dear readers, for sometimes this level of notoriety comes at a price:
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scandal above. Remember, you can vote once per hour. May the most scandalous moment win!