I'm sure you're wondering why Timberlake would, reportedly, want to make such a change, especially when the performance was already going to have some shock value with Jackson's butt becoming a known, public quantity. Well, let's take you back in time a bit further, to the 2003 MTV VMAs. You might not be able to remember what happened there off of the top of your head, so I'll refresh your memory. The ceremony was broadcast in late August, and featured a performance with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Madonna which got the whole world talking. That's right, this was when both younger pop stars kissed the legend on stage, and brought themselves a lot of attention.