Soul superstar Mary J Blige enjoyed Madonna's performance at this year's (03) MTV VIDEO AWARDS - until the she kissed pop rivals Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

The NO MORE DRAMA singer worried the passionate public clinch would upset her pal Justin Timberlake, who used to date Britney and was in the

audience watching the lesbian display.

Mary says, "When Madonna performed at the MTV Video Awards earlier this year, she looked like 'The Chick'.

"But I was thrown off when she kissed Britney and Christina. Justin Timberlake is my friend and I felt bad for him.

"But you can't deny Madonna's influence. She set a precedent for other young female singers."

14/11/2003 17:37