There is something that no one can deny. Madonna is the true queen of pop. Like all stars, she carries legends and some do not correspond to reality, but others are completely true. The artist has spent her entire life on stage, so she has gone through all kinds of times and has often been a victim of censorship. It’s just what happened to her after filming a Pepsi commercial. However, she has always carried freedom as her flag, so she took a risk and showed what the video consisted of.
Before going into details we must remember that Madonna has kept her millions of fans on alert due to her health problems. She had a “serious bacterial infection” and spent several days in the ICU, but the doctors acted in time and controlled the situation. Fortunately, she has had the support of her family, who has not left her alone for a moment. Close sources assure that what happened to her is related to her work stress, since at 65 years old she continues with a frenetic pace.
Madonna’s censored ad
What is the secret of Madonna’s success? She has been involved in many scandals, especially with her music videos, but she continues working with a smile. She does what she considers appropriate at all times, which is why she has earned the respect of the public. After 34 years, she considered that the time had come to show what her work with Pepsi was like, even though they censored it after recording it. For that reason, she has published it on her networks, although she has not been the first of hers.
During the 2023 MTV VMAs broadcast, the video was also shown for viewers to judge whether it deserved to be eliminated. The artist has taken advantage of the moment to thank the brand for having thought of her. She assures that she has now realized “the genius of the collaboration” and she feels completely proud.
The images that have seen the light
In the advertisement the singer appears performing one of her songs and at one point says: “Go ahead, ask for a kiss.” She then sits and watches her famous single ‘Like a Prayer’. Madonna doesn’t understand why these images didn’t see the light of day at her time, so she sent a message.
34 years ago I made a commercial with Pepsi to celebrate the release of my song Like a Prayer.
The commercial was immediately canceled when I refused to change any scenes in the video where I was kissing a black saint or burning crosses.
So began my illustrious career as an… pic.twitter.com/zHBaBtGP9v
— Madonna (@Madonna) September 13, 2023
“The ad was immediately canceled when I refused to change any scene in the video in which I kissed a black saint or burned crosses. Thus began my illustrious career as an artist by refusing to compromise my artistic integrity,” he writes on the social network X.
Madonna, who has always felt free, wants to vindicate herself and try to ensure that none of her colleagues have problems in this regard. “Artists are here to disturb the peace,” she writes in her message. The truth is that the controversial announcement did come to light. It was in 1989, but it was only on air for a few days because several religious organizations protested. Pepsi withdrew it and it was never discussed again, which is why it is a new issue for so many people.
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