Madonna, 61, was fined $ 1 million from the Russian government eight years ago. The now singer received the financial penalty for a speech she gave at a concert in 2012 in Saint Petersburg. In the speech she expressed her support for the Russian LGBT community.

In the speech, which Madonna shared via Instagram on Monday, the megaster compares the fight for equal gay rights with the fight in the US for equal rights for African Americans in the 1960s. Madonna visited the Russian city in 2012 as part of her MDNA tour.

The singers adds that she never paid the fine. In the same year, a law was passed in Russia that does not allow talking about LGBT rights because it could corrupt children.