Madonna photographed by Patrick Demarchelier (1990)
Madonna takes a break from shooting her Justify My Love video at the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, France. November 9, 1990.
Madonna on Nightline defending her banned Justify My Love video. 1990
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On this day in music history: December 4, 1990 - Madonna appears on the ABC News program “Nightline” and is interviewed by Forrest Sawyer. During the interview, ABC will show the controversial video for “Justify My Love” in its entirety. Though MTV has banned clip from airplay, it will not stop the singles’ upward chart momentum. Instead, the video (directed by Jean Baptiste-Mondino) will be issued as a single on VHS tape and will sell over 1 million copies. “Justify My Love” will hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 5, 1991, spending 2 weeks at the top.
Madonna on Nightline in 1990 interviewed about MTV’s decision to ban the Justify My Love video.
Watch the interview. Probably my favorite Madonna interview ever.