Britney Spears’ Manager Spills Secrets About That 2003 Madonna VMA Kiss

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Britney Spears‘ manager, Larry Rudolph, is spilling some major behind-the-scenes secrets about the singer’s kiss with Madonna at the 2003 Video Music Awards.

Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera‘s “Like a Virgin” performance is one of the most memorable moments in VMA history. 11 years ago, Rudolph was there, right by Spears’ side during every rehearsal, watching her get ready for the performance. Now, in a new interview with Billboard, Rudolph is revealing exclusive details about how the performance came together. Check out the video to get the scoop!

Before the performance, details surrounding the opening number at the 2003 VMAs were kept under wraps. One person who was in-the-know? Spears’ manager. He was there for rehearsals with Spears and Madonna, and told Billboard about the strict schedule Madonna wanted to stick to. He revealed, “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.’ She would never address me by name, she would just say, ‘You make sure Britney’s here tomorrow at 10 o’clock.'”

After all of the rehearsals, the world watched as Madonna kissed Spears and then Aguilera. So, what happened after the infamous performance? Watch the video to find out what Madonna said to Rudolph right after exiting the stage!

Let us know what you think of Rudolph’s behind-the-scenes details in the comments!