Fans criticise Madonna for VMA tribute to Aretha Franklin

Madonna Gives Aretha Franklin a Baffling Tribute at the 2018 VMAs

Far more accused her of making the show's only tribute to Franklin all about herself. Instead of speaking about Aretha's influence on rock n' roll or a personal moment the two shared, Madonna spent over five minutes talking about herself, only bringing up Aretha as a footnote to her story. She ended up going to Paris and ... well, Madonna went on more about herself and her career.

As the world mourns the passing of R&B legend Aretha Franklin, Madonna has come under intense scrutiny for giving the Queen of Soul a wack tribute at the 2018 VMAs.

Madonna took to the stage at Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards to pay tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin, but her eulogy has provoked quite the backlash online as commentators pointed out she concentrated on her own journey to stardom. 'You make me feel like a natural woman!'

Some Franklin fans took to Madonna's own Twitter page to protest the tribute. I love-L O V E! and there is nothing anyone can say or do that will change that.

The Grammy victor reiterated that "none of this would've happened, could've happened without our lady of soul". She had to sing at the audition and she sang Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel". I had no training or dreams of ever becoming a singer, but I went for it. I panicked. I overlooked this important part of the process. So he said, 'I just wanted to call and tell you that I don't want you in my movie and Jack Nicholson and I think you're too old and you're not sexy.' Good morning, 40! "A capella? I said, 'Bitch, I'm Madonna, '" Madonna said, as the audience cheered.

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Madonna: Great, so this is how I got my career started... "She led me to where I am today", she continued. I sang "Like a Virgin" at the top of a cake. "And the rest is history".

The only other mention of Franklin during the nearly three-hour show from NY was a brief video clip of her singing early in her career, and the playing of R.E.S.P.E.C.T over the closing credits. She added, "Unfortunately most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge".

"I'm so lost", Charlamagne wrote. Actually, who everyone?Show some R-E-S-P-E-C-TMadonna gets roasted P.S. why is Travis Scott dressed like a minion?

Others accused Madonna, who was wearing a black caftan and her hair in braids, of cultural appropriation.

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