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At 53, the queen of pop has set her sights on retaining her crown from young pretenders ‑ but in truth, it's all starting to feel like hard work
When Madonna flashed her right breast during a concert in Istanbul last week, it was yet another feat of daring to add to her already rich back-catalogue of provocative self-promotion. The megastar, 53, has made headlines in the past for a sharing a kiss with Britney Spears and for seducing a black Jesus in the video for her 1989 song "Like A Prayer". In 1990, she was threatened with arrest by the Canadian authorities for a segment of her Blonde Ambition tour in which she appeared to masturbate on-stage. And in 1994, she published a coffee table book called Sex with the photographer Fabien Barron, which left little to the imagination.
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