Back in 1990, before Madonna discovered Kabbalah, yoga or Malawi, she occupied herself with making titillating music videos designed to excite, and sometimes offend its viewer. Her most outrageous piece of eye candy was “Justify My Love,” whose raunchiness makes Lady Gaga look like Mother Theresa. The black & white clip shows Madonna in various states of undress engaging in naughty acts with men, women and a few scantily-clad people of questionable genders.
MTV, who was all set to premiere the clip, banned it outright once they got the first peek. But the controversy only piqued the interest in the clip — 260,000 VHS copies of the video were sold, and the song spent two weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.