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Madonna Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Like A Prayer' Music Video — 'Happy Birthday To Controversy'

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Mar. 5 2019, Updated 2:25 p.m. ET

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Madonna celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of her "Like A Prayer" music video on Monday, March 4. The video made headlines for being controversial when it was released on March 3, 1989. Scroll through for more.

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Madonna, 60, took a walk down memory lane about the outrage the video caused when it was released.

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First, she shared an old news clip on Instagram that highlighted the controversy surrounding the project. "30 years of Controversy..................30 years of Like A Prayer! ?? #happybirthday #likeaprayer," the singer wrote.

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The multiple Grammy award winner then posted a scene of her dancing in front of the burning crosses from the video. "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! I also made a commercial with PEPSI that was banned because my video was seen as inappropriate," she said.

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Madge then told her followers that Instagram blocked her original attempt at a post the day before, which was the real anniversary of the video's release.

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"???Happy Birthday to Me and Controversy! #likeaprayer ?? meant to post this yesterday but was blocked! ? what a shocker," she added.

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What do you think of Madonna's celebratory posts? Let us know in the comments.

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