1990: Herb Ritts talks Madonna & Controversy!

Madonna controversy time again in December 1990 - reaching fever pitch that month, thanks to her most controversial of music videos yet and her first to be banned by America's MTV network.

"Justify My Love" caused a worldwide storm at the end of 1990 in a way which would be almost impossible today. Here's "Entertainment Tonight" reporting on the fuss early on, along with a great rare interview with photography legend Herb Ritts.

Herb photographed Madonna for the "True Blue", "Who's That Girl" and "Like a Prayer" album covers, not to mention most of her late 80s single covers and countless magazine spreads. He was also a close personal friend of Madonna.

He talks from his home in Malibu here about working with Madonna and touches on the subject of her then boyfriend Tony Ward.




(ET, December 1990)