Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears’ longtime manager, talked about Madonna and Britney Spears kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards during an interview with Billboard.com.
Here’s a transcript by Madonnarama…
Madonna’s done many things with Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus… She’s been a collaborator on a lot of things. She’s an amazing artist.
The one story I think of is during the VMAs, they did the kiss, the Britney kiss. It was actually a pretty great moment. Once that kiss happened and the world exploded… you know, everybody in the place, the entire world, the media and everything else…
Madonna had been very, very, very rigid about the rehearsals for that particular performance. Every day it was ‘Be here, be here. Be here on time.’
She’s focused, she’s amazing, she’s on it.
She was telling Britney and I every day, ‘Be here tomorrow at 10 o’clock. 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.’
I’d say ‘Ok.’ You don’t want to upset her.
Once the performance was over, I happened to be in the elevator at Radio City. She came off the stage first and she walked into the elevator. I was there with her manager at the time. She came right up to me first. She didn’t even go up to her manager. She put her arms around my waist and she gave me a big kiss on the lips.
She said ‘You see Larry, it was all worth it.’