Madonna Celebrates 30 Years Since Her 'Like a Prayer' Video: 'Happy Birthday to Me & Controversy!'

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Madonna attends the 2016 Billboard Women in Music on Dec. 9, 2016 in New York City. 

Madonna's highly controversial "Like a Prayer" music video turned 30 on Monday (Mar. 4), and the icon took to Instagram to celebrate her risky clip.

"30 years ago today I released Like a Prayer and made a video that caused so much controversy because I kissed a black saint and danced in front of burning crosses," she wrote alongside a snippet from the video. "I also made a commercial with PEPSI that was banned because my video was seen as inappropriate. Happy Birthday to Me and Controversy!"

In the spirit of controversy, the pop star also noted that she tried to post the video to Instagram the day before, and it ironically was blocked. Remind yourself of the "Like a Prayer" music video below.


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