1:59 pm - 04/19/2014

A 'Queen of fucking everything' Post

Remember When... Britney Spears and Madonna Made Out at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards?

"Remember When..." is a weekly feature every (#Throwback)Thursday where we look back on a moment that changed the world of pop culture forever. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the reminder that you are getting SO OLD.

What Happened: The date was Aug. 28, 2003. This year's MTV Video Music Awards opened with the reigning princess of pop, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, dueting to Queen Madonna's "Like a Virgin."
Brit-Brit and Xtina rolled around in skanky wedding dresses—just like the original Material Girl did in 1984! Christina looked hella tan. Britney looked flawless. Then Madonna popped out of a giant wedding cake wearing a tux and performed her new single, "Hollywood."

In the middle of it all, Madonna brushed a piece of hair from Britney's face and kissed her.
What Else Was Happening: Actual married couple Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro hosted a VMA pre-show together. Seventeen-year-olds Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen presented an award with the star of Joe Dirt, David Spade. Missy Elliott's "Work It" won Video of the Year, while Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" video, an (alleged) middle finger to his breakup with Britney, won Best Male Video.
But really, after the kiss, nothing else happened, because nothing else mattered.

How We Remember It
Jenna Mullins: "I was fully in my Britney Spears obsession phase at this time, like so much so that I downloaded the version of this song to hear Britney's part whenever I wanted. I didn't really care about Madonna; I was there for Britney. The kiss was certainly shocking, but I was used to Britney doing crazy s--t by then.
"I was actually more interested in how Justin Timberlake would react, seeing as those two had broken up and destroyed the notion of true love forever.
Thankfully, the moment Madonna's tongue touched Britney's, the cameraman was up in J.T.'s face, and his reaction was priceless. He tried to look stoic and unaffected. But we saw it. We all saw it. J.T. was not amused.
"I also remember that, because of the quick cut to Justin, the kiss between Madonna and Christina—'scuse me, Xtina—was barely shown in the original airing. I didn't even knew they also kissed until I saw pictures later. The pro-Britney/anti-Christina in me found some twisted pleasure in the fact that everybody was talking about Britney."

John Boone: "Maybe it was my personal bias because I was obsessed (like, posters on the walls, fake sick at school to go home and watch Making the Video: Stronger obsessed) with Britney, or maybe I was just a little slow or something, but I never thought anything that Britney did was a ‘big deal' until afterwards, when other people would tell me how ‘big of a deal' it was.
"As far as controversial things Britney did at the VMAs, I actually always think of when she sang 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' and 'Oops!...I Did It Again' and stripped from that bedazzled suit into a nude-colored sequin jumpsuit first. I very vividly remember that right after those VMAs, we switched to the evening news and a disapproving anchor said, and this is a direct quote, ‘At least when Elvis shook his hips, they were covered.' Afterward, I remember my mom agreeing and telling me, ‘I did think it was very inappropriate.'
"I don't think my mom cared much when this happened. And I do remember this happening, but I remember Britney dancing on top of the cake in the veil and the 'Boy Toy' belt buckle better than the kiss? And that she had the fake mole! I think I really just liked the costumes."
How do you remember Britney and Madonna's big kiss?

Britney Spears' father, Jamie, reportedly does not want her to get married again because he wants to protect her financial assets.

The Perfume hitmaker (rofl), who broke off her engagement to her former agent Jason Trawick in January 2013, is planning to tie the knot with her current boyfriend David Lucado but Jamie apparently does not think it's a good idea, reported Contactmusic.

"Britney is crazy about David but her dad told her it's not happening," a source said.

Britney has sons Sean, eight, and Jayden, seven, with previous husband, Kevin Federline. They divorced in March 2007.

She was also briefly married to her childhood friend, Jason Alexander, for 55 hours after they exchanged vows in Las Vegas in January 2004. *memories* Their union was quickly annulled.

Meanwhile, it appears Britney is adamant on marrying Lucadao. The couple recently enjoyed a vacation in Hawaii and sources say it was actually a recon mission for her planned June wedding, reports showbizspy.com.

"Britney took David and her two sons on a test run to Oahu to get everyone prepared for the wedding. They took a security team and scoped out the Aulani Disney Resort to see if it was private and posh enough for the ceremony," said a source. "She's planning something intimate and kid-friendly for late June."

Recently, it was said that Lucado seems to dote on the star in public and disrespects the singer behind her back. Another source said: "David makes fun of Britney all the time. He says she's extremely boring and always cracks jokes at her expense. Britney is head-over-heels for David, but he's just using her for the high life."


oh and btw britney will return to vegas next week, so...
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kaykaydelight 19th-Apr-2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
If Britney gets married her father loses conservatorship over her finances right? I feel like Brit is really into this guy and I totally believe the marriage rumors. She also wants to get control of her life again too. People say Brit isn't into her career anymore and she lacks enthusiasm, effort, etc. But maybe she's like this because the conservatorship is something that actually bothers her and makes her depressed.
homicidalslayer 19th-Apr-2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
If Britney gets married her father loses conservatorship over her finances right?

Not necessarily. It largely depends on what the attorney who acts as as co-conservator and manager of her trust, as well as the presiding judge, decide is best for her. After all, Jamie has decades of experience with the entertainment industry; David might not be considered qualified to act as conservator over her career.
kaykaydelight 19th-Apr-2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Wait...so Britney needs to have a conservator? She can't manage herself freely?
buffy_usa 19th-Apr-2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm the exact opposite.

I don't believe these rumors at all. I think Pa Spears gets dumped on a lot when actually he saved his daughter's life and her career and isn't in this for the spotlight he had a career all by himself and maybe it wasn't the scale of her success but he wasn't living off her by any means. I don't believe that "if" Britney wanted to marry the guy her father would be resisting for financial reasons and I don't believe that the guy she's dating makes fun of her behind her back.

I think Britney and her father have a good relationship and while maybe not perfect it's a shame all these rumors that seem to constantly want to portray her negatively and everything about her life negatively are just sad and draining. That guy she's dating is a randon anonymous person who doesn't get any spotlight at all except when they're photographed together and usually he's ridiculed for looking domestic.

it's like, tabloids, c'mon enough already just leave her alone and let her live her life and stop with the destructive gossip.

and I'm not even a stan lol.
honeyvanity01 20th-Apr-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Maybe she doesn't work like she did before, because she can't.
She probably lives with a mental illness that has an impact in all areas of her life, including how much and the kind of work she does.
I think her father and team try to keep her working, but always on her new limits.
phallus 19th-Apr-2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
Britney stans love living in the past, damn.
bemythugtonight 19th-Apr-2014 02:19 pm (UTC)
speshsnowflake 19th-Apr-2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
I can't blame them. No snark here but it's all they have to hold onto.
withoutyoursmil 19th-Apr-2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
sweetchild92 19th-Apr-2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
xadyx 19th-Apr-2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
mte how pathetic
But she gives them nothing at the moment so they have to stan for nostalgia (1999-2004)
tiltheworldend 19th-Apr-2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
and yet Brit has more iconic moments in those 5 short years of world domination than Beyonce has had in her entire career. Bless <3
letmebee 19th-Apr-2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
Why do you care though?
homicidalslayer 19th-Apr-2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
I feel like this is probably bullshit; prenups exist for a reason.
buffy_usa 19th-Apr-2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
and it makes me wonder why this stuff is even planted
wallyace 19th-Apr-2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
More like the queen of trailer trash and Cheetos.
bemythugtonight 19th-Apr-2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
hdu you forgot about starbucks
chikntetrazzini 19th-Apr-2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
How dare you cover Huck's face.
saintssin 19th-Apr-2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
It must be weird to be an adult with zero control over your own life. I'm not even trying to be snarky here, it's just incredibly sad.
homicidalslayer 19th-Apr-2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
It's about emotional instability, not intelligence.
torture_tactics 19th-Apr-2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's all she's ever known.
beatlesluv 19th-Apr-2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
MTE :/
buffy_usa 19th-Apr-2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
I think people sometimes misunderstand the conservatorship. it was put in place to save her but now it's probably just around as a protection because going back and forth wouldn't be plausible.

while it's never been admitted it seems from the prescribed drugs in her system during 5150 that she's bipolar and needs to have a stronger support mechanism than the average person considering how easy it was for Osama bin lutfi to manipulate himself into her life and nearly killed her by swapping her meds.

I think at this point, having seen her in what little promo she did for the vegas show/latest cd, that she's as back to normal as I've seen her since the breakdown. she seems shy and awkward but otherwise coherent and able to have spontaneous conversation and I think her life behind the scenes is about as normal as someone with bipolar can have.

to say she has zero control over her life I think is a misconception. for example, I have power of attorney over my mother's finances because she has a health situation that is beginning to decline so while she's still mentally acute and does what she does, we talk about major things and if something were to happen unexpectedly - I have legal ability to act financially on her behalf without any legal obstacles.

sorry for all the words, feeling chatty.
rarkon 19th-Apr-2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
Such a weird date to remember that...

"Oh, it's almost 11 years since....!!!!"
shayme 19th-Apr-2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
I watched the Circus tour and Onyx Hotel back to back the other day. I watched the one from Rio. It was so weird. It's not even the dancing as much as she lost all of her charisma. She "performs" as if the audience isn't there. She looks like she's counting every step when it used to just flow out of her. She's very awkward now.
montag_heidi 19th-Apr-2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
yeah i never understood that. she lost literally everything as a performer
xliquidskiesx 19th-Apr-2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
She looks like she's counting every step when it used to just flow out of her.
yep that sums it up very well. The choreo isn't the most important thing. How she executes the steps that is what made her brilliant. She's doing better in Vegas but e.g. it's still like she's running through a program and concentrating hard on counting the steps.
thatshot 26th-Apr-2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
i feel from the videos I've seen from Piece of Me, its very inconsistent. Sometimes its really good and sometimes she's just doesn't want to. And it shows. People don't notice that's the actual problem, which is why there are always wars here. OMG SHES KILLING IT vs WOT? SHES SO LAZY. both versions are there in the place, with the same songs and dances. I saw Circus twice at different times, and her energy was amazing the second time.
tiltheworldend 19th-Apr-2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
It's all about confidence bb. Back then she had this feeling and aura that exuded owning the stage, now not only does she not have that but she's constantly afraid of messing up or forgetting a dance move. Which is unfortunate because technically she is executing every move but she's afraid to truly let go and enjoy herself which is what made her performances so good in the past. Also whereas before she got off on the audience's energy and presence now it makes her nervous which is why paradoxically her rehearsals are much better than her actual live performances.
lr489 19th-Apr-2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
give it up and let it become part of the flow~~~~~
buffy_usa 19th-Apr-2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
I can only go by videos from back in the day to now because I didn't really pay much attention to her career before the breakdown, but I agree that she seems awkward now like she completely overthinks things.

I think her self esteem and self confidence was utterly destroyed during the Osama bin lutfi breakdown timeframe and it's unclear if she'll ever get it back. she has the skills which can be seen in rehearsals where she doesn't feel the same pressure but put her in the spotlight she's like a deer in headlights.

on a completely unrelated note, I've experienced a situation where someone who felt really sure of themselves and all that, went through a period of constant demoralization, and became to doubt themselves. getting the mojo back is easier said than done.

I don't personally care if she never does anything again I just wish the media/gossip tabloids would stop throwing shade and being mean.
nasstasja_sk 19th-Apr-2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yup, IA, she lost all her confidence.
crazyfirecrotch 19th-Apr-2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
i could only imagine what's going through her mind like all of these people saw my pussy, strapped on a gurney and at my lowest point. i'm sure she's all fucked up with her confidence cuz of that. her stage presence now is >>>> katy, rihanna, selena and demi so it's not like she there with a mic stand being lame af.
polekatz 19th-Apr-2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
what kind of myspace icon...
faunyoudork 19th-Apr-2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
more like msn

like one of those icons you'd find in the icon section in those doll themed sites
faunyoudork 19th-Apr-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)

buffy_usa 19th-Apr-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
not the op but that's mean damn sis
workbitch 19th-Apr-2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oy vey. Why was this approved?
bemythugtonight 19th-Apr-2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
because no one else submitted a post?
workbitch 19th-Apr-2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
No in terms of it being nothing new and just stupid nostalgia for no reason
funhouse 19th-Apr-2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
godney 19th-Apr-2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
I want the fall dates announced so I can plan accordingly.
bellapalmera 19th-Apr-2014 02:54 pm (UTC)
Xtina looks like Snooki. Meanwhile Snooki was like 15 when this happened.
marzipanism 19th-Apr-2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
therefore it is Snooki who looks like Xtina


sweetchild92 19th-Apr-2014 04:46 pm (UTC)
tell ha
bellapalmera 19th-Apr-2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
oooh good point

but for real I saw the picture and I was like what is Snooki doing here--ohhh.
faunyoudork 19th-Apr-2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
this bitch is actually so deadly
i love looking at her and knowing what she's capable of tbh
byazrov 19th-Apr-2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
Sadly this Madonna kiss performance is the only Britney's MTV appearance worse watching. She is always a mess.
torture_tactics 19th-Apr-2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
I don't understand this comment. Literally every single one of her VMA performances are fantastic, even the one that's fantastic because it's so terrible.
letmebee 19th-Apr-2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Do you have eyes?
byazrov 19th-Apr-2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Yes. And every time they see Britney doing anything live they bleed like cursed.
petecarl 19th-Apr-2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
I didn't know these two kissed.

funhouse 19th-Apr-2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
petecarl 19th-Apr-2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
sorry, my parents wouldn't let us get cable, so I missed out on a lot of pop culture.
tiltheworldend 19th-Apr-2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
even Xtina's kiss pic is worse than Britney's
adam_pally 19th-Apr-2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
It's not as talked about because MTV cut most of it out so they could show JT's reaction to the Madonna/Britney kiss

buncha_cruncha 19th-Apr-2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, everyone always forgets about that
byazrov 19th-Apr-2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
Almost nobody knew. Christina is so boring that no one cared for ten years she kissed Madonna
slinkhard 19th-Apr-2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Christina's the Jan Brady of pop.
humannatur3 19th-Apr-2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
lol the xtina hate in here..stay bitter, people
funhouse 19th-Apr-2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
Knowing Britney fans, that confession is probably what actually believe.
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