Pop babe Beyonce Knowles admits she was utterly "shocked" when Madonna kissed Britney Spears at the MTV VMA AWARDS.

The ageing pop queen enlisted Britney and Christina Aguilera for a raunchy medley of her hits LIKE A VIRGIN and HOLLYWOOD, which saw her lock lips with the two much younger singers.

And Beyonce, who gave a dazzling performance of her mega-hit Crazy In Love at the same show, admits the girl-on-girl antics had her amazed - and insists she'd never make that kind of a spectacle of herself.

She says, "I couldn't do what Britney and Madonna did at the MTV Awards.

"I knew it was going to happen from rehearsal but it was still a shock when they did it. I kept thinking maybe it's just a rumour and they're not really going to do it.

"Then they did and it was a real eye-opener."

15/10/2003 02:29