Today in Madonna History: July 9, 1985

On July 9 1985, Madonna appeared on the cover of the New York Post with one of her most famous quotes, “I’M NOT ASHAMED!

The quote was in response to the controversy swirling around the Playboy and Penthouse releases of nude photos that were taken of Madonna when she was a struggling model in her early days in New York.


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5 responses

    • Phases? She posed for art schools and photographers naked to pay the bills. She wasn’t ashamed of it then or now. Nor should she be.

  1. In the 1986 Rollingstone interview, she talked about this controversy being tougher for her than she let on publicly, and that she felt really out of control at the time.

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