Music world mourns Aretha Franklin at MTV video awards

21 August, 2018, 15:39 | Author: Sheri Evans
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She told the audience about how she auditioned for "two very large French record producers" who "did not take me seriously".

"Because none of this would have happened, could have happened, without our lady of soul".

But as she continued, it became an, uh, interesting story much more about Madonna and much less about Aretha - immediately after which, Madge transitioned awkwardly and presented the Video of the Year nominees and victor. She didn't end up getting the job, but she did go on to become a megastar later in her career.

On second thoughts, it seemed like she may made it up as she went along, as the pop icon's tribute to Franklin during the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall last night didn't go down too well at all.

But many fans didn't think her tribute empowered Aretha herself.

"I love you ty for awesome us with your lovely and powerful speech you're unbelievable", another fan added. "She proceeded to share a story about how she was inspired by Franklin and how she "belted" out "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at an audition for a gig she didn't book. "Some skinny ass white girl is going to come up here and belt out a song by one of the greatest soul singers that ever lived, a capella?"

MTV asked Madonna to honor Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday, during her intro for the video of the year victor announcement. "R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen".

"Madonna spoke about herself during that entire Aretha Franklin speech", one remarked.

However, some viewers at home who were expecting Madonna to speak at length about Aretha were left stunned by her "self-indulgent" speech and quickly flocked to twitter to call out the singer.

Madonna paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at the 2018 MTV VMAs on August 20, but many fans were left confused after the "Like A Virgin" singer mainly talked about herself.

"I'm so lost", Charlamagne Tha God wrote on Twitter.

"So you're probably all wondering why I'm telling you this story".

"Does Madonna know Madonna didn't die", wrote ESPN's Katie Nolan. MTV was mum with the details, but Madonna dropped some hints on social media that she would be handling the Queen of Soul's memorial. And I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight.



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