Christina Aguilera has insisted her kiss with Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) wasn’t “shocking”.
The ‘Loyal Brave True’ hitmaker, along with her chart rival Britney Spears, sparked headlines around the world when she locked lips with the pop legend on stage at the annual ceremony but the 39-year-old singer insisted she “never thought anything of it” in terms of it being a controversial moment.
Speaking to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Christina said: “Shock value gets more and more extreme or whatever. But honestly, at the time, yeah, I never thought anything of it.
“It was like, ‘Okay, it’s two girls kissing.’
“It wasn’t shocking back then. It’s not shocking now, to me. But it’s so many things.”
Christina also spoke of how Madonna has been a “huge inspiration” to her own career, even though she didn’t discover her work until she was older.
She said: “Madonna, first of all, the queen of reinventing herself, was a huge inspiration.
“When I was…