Madonna Explains Her AWKWARD Aretha Franklin Speech At The VMAs!

Emmett Rice
August 22, 2018

Folks all over the world watching the MTV Video Music Awards have been left baffled by Madonna's tribute to Aretha Franklin, which only seemed to highlight the 60-year-old singer's questionable understanding of what a tribute actually is. However, Madonna briefly seemed to get back on track; during the audition for the French disco star, she said, she made a decision to sing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman because one of her favorite albums was Franklin's Lady Soul.

From that point, Madonna went on to announce the victor of the VMA for Video of the Year... while still making it all about herself.

"And just to clarify", Madonna wrote in the accompanying caption, "I was asked to present video of the year by MTV!".

On Tuesday, Madonna released a statement on social media, claiming that she was never asked to do a tribute to Franklin, but rather, just chosen to share a personal moment relating to her, which fans misunderstood.

Madonna is being criticised by fans for her tribute to late singer Aretha Franklin at the MTV VMAs. That would be impossible in two minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show.

"I wanna thank my family who inspired this music video", she said.

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"None of this could have happened without our lady of soul", the Like A Virgin singer said. I thought, "Why not?"

Welp, they probably won't be asking Madonna back for any tributes anytime soon. Franklin grew up in Detroit, and also left home at a young age to pursue a career in music. Most of the tribute to Franklin, however, was spent explaining the early origins of Madonna's career.

But viewers have slammed the singer for then embarking on a rambling tale which was more about her than about the soul legend.

"I showed up to the audition, and two very large French record producers sat in the empty theater, daring me to be fantastic". I don't think a lot of people know that Cardi's an awesome mom. My life is sweeter and better with you in it because you make me realize that every day the sky is not the limit - the universe is infinite, and so is what we can accomplish together with love and trust and understanding. Do you think they were the right choice or do you think someone else should have won? "And the rest is history".

Madonna went on (still about herself), saying said she didn't end up getting that job, but that the producers called her and told her she had a "rawness" about her.

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