Well, M wanted Pink on the VMAS 2003 but Xtina went instead. And i don't think the media run with anything bc Britney always stated since the start of her career that her biggest influences were/are Janet, Madonna, Whitney and Mariah. But Janet is her biggest and wanna-be-like-her (The Britney album is literally a proof of it bc Lonely sounds just like What About; Slave 4 U, Bombastic Love and Boys were for Janet and Boys sounds identical to Nasty and its video as well, Anticipating has the poppy bubblegum song of All For You and Come On Get Up, Overprotected is Control to a T, INAGNYAW is kinda similar to Again and Intimidated sounds identical to Go Deep and has Control's New Jack Swing vibe). Ofc after, they tried to erase Janet's influence on other girls especially after the super bowl. I think the only time Janet's influence was 'acknowledged' was with Ciara. J deserves more credit. And for this, i wonder if Whitney's influence on Xtina was acknowledged since she was presented as Mariah 2.0 in the pop music world. Yes, before Gaga, P!nk was considered to be a Madge 2.0(i hope Pink's COADF era will come next and Try This is basically her 'Erotica'). As for MATM, originally it was a solo song, the solo version isn't all that, but still a good song.