This Music Video Captures The Heartbreak Of Campus Shootings In America

July 10, 2014 7:48 PM

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Let's get controversial! Directed by Mary Lambert, this 1989 video depicted the story of a black man (Leon Robinson) who's been wrongfully accused of murder. Madonna, having witnessed the murder, flees to a church where she prays in front of a caged saint who looks just like Robinson. After a lot of religious iconography -- including Madonna having stigmata, dancing in front of burning crosses and kissing the black saint -- she finally decides to tell the police the man is innocent, and he is set free. It earned critical acclaim and a hell storm from religious advocates, up to and including the Vatican. "Like a Prayer" was also used to soundtrack a multi-million dollar two-minute Pepsi commercial, albeit the ad was pulled after the music video aired.

It may lack a definitive narrative, but do you know what the Director X-piloted video doesn't lack? Cameos. Over the span of ten minutes (and with pauses for dialogue), fans are treated to appearances by Drake's dad, Turk of the Hot Boys, Juicy J, and Project Pat. But arguably, the true highlight is...

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