Madonna had a change of heart about putting her daughter on television. At her request, MTV has snipped 53 seconds of footage from a program that airs this weekend.

Madonna, who also posed with baby Lourdes for a photo spread in Vanity Fair magazine, asked MTV to cut footage showing her daughter bouncing happily to the "Macarena" from a show promoting the singer's new album.She made a "spur of the moment" decision allowing the photos to be made but now considers it a mistake, MTV newsman Kurt Loder said Wednesday.



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