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The award -- once called the Lifetime Achievement Award and later renamed in memory of the King of Pop -- was presented by Lady Gaga's alter ego Jo Calderone who tried, in several ways, to kiss the diva while she accepted the award.
The moment was reminiscent of Brit Brit's make-out session with Madonna at the 2003 VMAs, only Jo was unsuccessful in landing that smooch. Britney was visibly moved after a short tribute and speech from Gaga honoring Spears as one of her generation's greatest pop acts. This is the singer's second moonman of the evening, following her win for Best Pop Video. Looks like Britney really is back, bitches!
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