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Seriously, what a way to open the MTV VMAS in 2003! This performance is so well done and I am fucking obsessed with it, as I was when I saw it at 12 years old. I downloaded this via dial up internet for hours :lol:

It was so well executed:

- Britney and Christina sound and look great. Even Christina's dancing is good.

- Loved the re-enactment of M rolling on the floor.

- That butterfly filled moment when M rises out of the cake with her FLAWLESS face looking like a true queen in command

- M's descent down the stairs

- Madonna's voice sounded really good, she sang excellent

- All the iconic camera cuts to the audience

- The way the music slows down and then... THE KISS and then... the SCREAMING

- The look of pure giddy delight from Britney's face when the performance is finished and she looks at the other girls

- Lola the flower girl!

- Missy Elliott owned that stage.

- Madonna looked fucking HOT and her outfit was BANGIN'

- Even the camera work is fantastic, it makes you feel fully immersed

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Don't really have a story.... it's as fresh today as it was then. And the way she carried herself through it all... Queen.

I still find all the facial expressions in the audience hilarious though. Some seem to get it...and others don't...

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I love this performance! It was so exciting to see her performing with Britney and Christina and my jaw dropped when M gently pulled Britney's hair to one side and kissed her... SO HOT!

I loved the Queer Eye guys freaking out! :lol: Beyonce looked excited too. And :lmao: @ Avril and Kelly pretending to be all punk...

And Lola :inlove:

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I loved the Queer Eye guys freaking out! :lol: Beyonce looked excited too. And :lmao: @ Avril and Kelly pretending to be all punk...

The audience reactions are really hilarious aren't they :lol: I love Snoop Dogg laughing his butt off after the kiss

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The best thing was that nothing else mattered after this for the entire show. Everything else that happened felt so unimportant by comparison. And then the next day, there was really no media coverage of the awards themselves, only of this moment of life! It was like wildfire. I loved it.

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I remember everybody was talking about this the next morning, I mean EVERYBODY.

All the papers, I repeat, ALL THE PAPERS, had the Madonna/Britney kiss photo on their front page.

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Ten years later I still love AND hate this performance. But I think that's why it's ultimately brilliant. We could fill thirty pages of different things worth saying about each second of it.

For now, I'll say: it's one of the best Madonna entrances ever. Her face gives you the CHILLS, per usual, but there's also a joy and warmth to it that is simply THRILLING.

The other thing I'll say is that this remix should have been the official single. I love the album version but the remix had the right vibe to actually become a hit. It doesn't even feel like a remix to me. Kind of like the Benassi remix of Celebration.

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Honestly, When I clicked this link I was thinking, "What 2003 VMA performance?" This is a thing from her I saw once and then ignored ever after. Watching it again, SHE was good, but good god that Britney girl's singing is hooorible. The other one too.

I'm convinced that if you polled every person on the planet, the majority would prefer to see two men kissing (Ask me to prove it). This whole faux-lesbian thing, it needs to just DIE already. Who cares what a certain section of dumb hetero men supposedly get turned on by? Why is mainstream always catering to them? Why did Madonna cater to it? I washed this performance from my mind bc of that stupid kiss. BORING. Never understood why this is so shocking and controversial. I'll never understand why ppl eat that shit up.. or maybe they don't... it's just the press shoving it down our throats. I don't know or care, all I know is I'm sick of it, and it's always women who feel they have to do it, it seems.

I have never found Madonna shocking. I am not a fan because she "shocks." The fact that she is a willing participant in these media games is one of the things that has always annoyed me about her the most. SHE NEVER NEEDED THEM. SHE HAS TALENT ON HER OWN. Once again, the hate that comes her way is often deserved bc it seems like she feels she has to piss ppl off when it's completely unnecessary imo.

And fuck Justin Timberbutt's stupid butt face.

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Ten years later I still love AND hate this performance. But I think that's why it's ultimately brilliant. We could fill thirty pages of different things worth saying about each second of it.

For now, I'll say: it's one of the best Madonna entrances ever. Her face gives you the CHILLS, per usual, but there's also a joy and warmth to it that is simply THRILLING.

The other thing I'll say is that this remix should have been the official single. I love the album version but the remix had the right vibe to actually become a hit. It doesn't even feel like a remix to me. Kind of like the Benassi remix of Celebration.

Not brilliant. And 30 pages to state two words?? Cheap. Tactic.

As far as one of her best entrances ever? NOT. EVEN. CLOSE.

Future Lovers at Confessions was an entrance.

OYH at WTG Tour was an entrance.

Vogue at the Superbowl WAS AN ENTRANCE.

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Not brilliant. And 30 pages to state two words?? Cheap. Tactic.

As far as one of her best entrances ever? NOT. EVEN. CLOSE.

Future Lovers at Confessions was an entrance.

OYH at WTG Tour was an entrance.

Vogue at the Superbowl WAS AN ENTRANCE.

Oh pleez

the performance is amazing, actually ICONIC, in the real sense, not the sense of nowadays.

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Sloane on what alternate universe would people prefer 2 MEN kissing? Most of society, straight people, think thay 2 men kissing is gross and disgusting, while 2 women kissing is considered hot or even inoffensive

I even know some WOMEN who would rather watch 2 women kiss than 2 men

It's become the norm in our society, for women to experiment with other women, I've even seen girls making out and dancing provacayively at straight clubs and being applauded or nobody caring about it.

It will be a cold day in hell before MEN doing that is looked at the same way.

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I even know some WOMEN who would rather watch 2 women kiss than 2 men

The women who say that are manipulated by propaganda, usually religion. By definition, heterosexual women do not find women sexual. They desire men sexually. They desire their body parts, to put it crudely. What kind of pleasure would a heterosexual woman find in two women kissing? What are they looking at? What excites them. Answer: Nothing! They are not turned on by a woman's lips, thighs, ass, etc.

As a heterosexual woman, two women kissing leaves me COLD. Flat-out BORED. I'm not disgusted by it. I'm not anything by it! Now if you find men attractive and see 2 kissing, the act itself may do nothing for you (it doesn't do anything for me typically), but AT LEAST there's the potential to be turned on by something: one or both is attractive, I see a hard-on, nice ass. So, given the choice, I'd prefer to see 2 men. DUH!

Women who would say they prefer 2 women kissing are weak idiots afraid of pissing off their husbands or boyfriends, who are so threatened by gay men. I really would like to know what it is they find more sensual between 2 women as opposed to two men, IF THEY PREFER MEN SEXUALLY. It makes no goddamn sense, except to say they are weak liars / manipulated by religion.

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Seriously, what a way to open the MTV VMAS in 2003! This performance is so well done and I am fucking obsessed with it, as I was when I saw it at 12 years old. I downloaded this via dial up internet for hours :lol:

It was so well executed:

- Britney and Christina sound and look great. Even Christina's dancing is good.

- Loved the re-enactment of M rolling on the floor.

- That butterfly filled moment when M rises out of the cake with her FLAWLESS face looking like a true queen in command

- M's descent down the stairs

- Madonna's voice sounded really good, she sang excellent

- All the iconic camera cuts to the audience

- The way the music slows down and then... THE KISS and then... the SCREAMING

- The look of pure giddy delight from Britney's face when the performance is finished and she looks at the other girls

- Lola the flower girl!

- Missy Elliott owned that stage.

- Madonna looked fucking HOT and her outfit was BANGIN'

- Even the camera work is fantastic, it makes you feel fully immersed

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I will always remember this. Forever.

I was so fucking excited just to see her..........! And I love Hollywood, :laugh:

I'm not a Britney/Christina fan. And I felt Madonna proved once again she's the queen. One and only.

And mamifero is right: I think all the papers talked about it. It was great!

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Guest Rachelle of London

Sloane, ain't nobody nowhere tryna see two men kiss except other gay men.

Not true! I've said it before men making out is hot! Me and my mates also watch gay porn more than straight porn!

Sloane OWNS this thread. I couldn't agree more!

The part when missy comes out is hilarious, I have the same reaction as snoop. Seeing Missy Elliott, Madonna, Xtina and Britney dancing To a hip hop remix has got to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life. Cringeworthy is not even the word.

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Sloane on what alternate universe would people prefer 2 MEN kissing? Most of society, straight people, think thay 2 men kissing is gross and disgusting, while 2 women kissing is considered hot or even inoffensive

I even know some WOMEN who would rather watch 2 women kiss than 2 men

It's become the norm in our society, for women to experiment with other women, I've even seen girls making out and dancing provacayively at straight clubs and being applauded or nobody caring about it.

It will be a cold day in hell before MEN doing that is looked at the same way.

People have become brainwashed to thinking that people would rather see two women kiss than men. Men kissing is seen as taboo whereas women kissing is seen as having fun. We've also been brainwashed to think that more women explore with bisexuality than men. If a woman states she's bisexual no one bats an eyelid, if a man does then everyone gasps like it's something that can't exist.

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People have become brainwashed to thinking that people would rather see two women kiss than men. Men kissing is seen as taboo whereas women kissing is seen as having fun. We've also been brainwashed to think that more women explore with bisexuality than men. If a woman states she's bisexual no one bats an eyelid, if a man does then everyone gasps like it's something that can't exist.

True, totally, but that kinda adds to the assumption that more people would rather see two chicks makin out. Male Homosexuality is a huge taboo in many cultures.

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Missiy ruined it for me a bit :( she was a bit out of place

It was like, here comes the closet case butched up lezbo. If she was as openly gay as she is butch it would have been cool.

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Mary J. Bliges face expressions are priceless. Kinda disgusted ?

She also looked pissed when Madonna won the GG for "Masterpiece," although not quite as much as Elton. Of course, she was probably just disappointed as she was nominated herself.

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She also looked pissed when Madonna won the GG for "Masterpiece," although not quite as much as Elton. Of course, she was probably just disappointed as she was nominated herself.

Yup. But she was very nice about M on red carpet. Mary is probably one of the most "real" celebs out there, she prob couldn't hide her disappointment on her face. Hahah you gotta love Mary's facial expressions.

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True, totally, but that kinda adds to the assumption that more people would rather see two chicks makin out. Male Homosexuality is a huge taboo in many cultures.

Only because it's rammed down our throats and basically encouraged. Over here it's not too bad because we do have openly gay characters on TV shows etc and shows like Queer as Folk was more Successful than the lesbian one. (Can't remember the name) so two men kissing isn't so shocking especially for my generation. But if the notion is that straight men want to see lesbians kiss then it must mean that straight women would love to see two gay men kiss. But you never hear that aspect. They always cater for what can turn on a man. Ooh let's get two girls to make out.

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