Rap star Missy Elliott was horrified when she witnessed Britney Spears and Madonna kissing at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards rehearsals - as she knew her mother would be offended.

The WORK IT singer first suspected she had spied a spontaneous smooch between the pair, but she was amazed to learn they were rehearsing the kiss for the evening's award ceremony.

She says, "At first I thought they were just ... into each other.

"Then Madonna was like, 'Okay, let's take it again.' And, you know, we probably did that rehearsal 15 or 20 times.

"All I was thinking was, 'Oh my God, my momma gonna watch this, and all the church people gonna call her up.'"

However, Elliott is not ruling out any lesbian lip-locking action herself.

She adds, 'I would never say what I would never do. Never say never."

16/06/2005 21:36