When Lady Gaga — in drag as her male alter-ego, Gaga’s boyfriend Jo Calderone — brought Britney Spears onstage to present her the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, there were a few moments in which everyone wondered if Brit would re-enact her famous 2003 kiss with Madonna by planting one on Gaga as well.

Alas, it was not to be. In the end, Britney waved it off, saying, “I’ve done that already,” while “Jo” said he didn’t want to upset Gaga. They introduced Beyonce as the next performer before laughing about the smooch that almost was.

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