But ABC didn't air their sapphic smackeroo in its live broadcast. At left is video of the performance. At 4:02 the ladies go in for a hug. At 4:03 the camera cuts to the cheering audience. At 4:05 we return to Britney and Rihanna pulling apart. We missed the (incredibly brief) kiss!
Or, more likely, the kiss was spontaneous and/or too quick for the live cameras to catch it. But don't let that stop you from spinning conspiracy theories in the comments! Maybe Rihanna wasn't kissing Britney, but sucking the life out of her before she humiliates herself on yet another ill-advised tour. Mercy kiss-killing. [ABC, image via Getty]