Remember when Madonna, Britney and Christina kissed during the 2003 MTV VMAs?

A Look Back At Past VMA Red Carpet Fashions
A Look Back At Past VMA Red Carpet Fashions

You know the phrase, "the shot heard around the world"? Yeah, well in 2003 at the MTV's Video Music Award's, that phrase turned into "the kiss heard around the world."

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The 2003 VMA's somehow managed to shock us even more than years prior (remember Britney and the snake?) thanks to a stellar and iconic mashup of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood." Both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera emerged in bridal gowns singing Madonna's classic tune to everyone's excitement.

2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Show
2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

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Then, in classic Madonna fashion, she rose from a platform out of a birthday cake, dressed in a suit, because why not. As the trio were singing, we were able to sense some tension, and then...it happened. ALL 3 OF THEM KISSED.

2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Show
2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

Photo cred: Getty

Madonna and Christina Aguilera perform o
Madonna and Christina Aguilera perform o

Photo cred: Getty

It would soon be moment that would go down in both VMA and pop culture history.

Relive the epic performance below and remember to tune into this year's MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV!

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