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Madonna Issues Response to Backlash Over Aretha Franklin Tribute at VMAs 2018

Madonna Issues Response to Backlash Over Aretha Franklin Tribute at VMAs 2018

Madonna has released a statement in response to the backlash over her tribute to the late Aretha Franklin at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

“I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin! I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way. I did not intend to do a tribute to her! That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. I could never do her justice in this context or environment,” Madonna posted on Instagram.

She continued, “Unfortunately most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge. I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T. 🙏🏼.”

Viewers were slamming Madonna on social media over the speech as it spoke more about her life than Aretha‘s life and legacy.

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  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    LMFAOOOO she just called you haters stupid!! XD in which you are

  • Vanity

    shows you how intolerant people on social media are

  • SherryBlade

    Never ask a narcissist to give a eulogy.

  • Vanity

    she wasnt asked for a eulogy..& those are reserved for funerals not award shows. pft.

  • SherryBlade

    She always makes everything about her, even when she shouldn’t. She talked ten minutes about how great she is – pure narcissist.

  • Vanity

    she talked about her experience, just like they asked her too. man you are dense.

  • SherryBlade

    She didn’t even try to link her experiences to Aretha, it was just about her – she’s a narcissist and you’re a moron.

  • Vanity

    cus maybe she has no personal experience with her.. the only moron & intolerant ignoramus here is you. go to twitter snowflake to nag.

  • Vanity

    shows you how intolerant people on social media are!!

  • SherryBlade

    Go play with your Madonna blow up doll, skank, we both know that’s the only friend you’ve got.

  • shanemi

    She may be a narcissist, but that was not a eulogy. It was an anecdote.

  • shanemi

    She may be a narcissist, but that was not a eulogy. It was an anecdote.

  • shanemi

    She may be a narcissist, but that was not a eulogy. It was an anecdote.