Madonna Explains Her AWKWARD Aretha Franklin Speech At The VMAs!

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Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes of African jewelry, Madonna's send-off came before she presented the video of the year award to Camila Cabello on Monday night. MTV dug Madonna out her dusty ass coffin and had her honor the late queen, but everything went left when she used the allotted 10 minutes of tribute time to make it about herself. And I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us.

"She led me to where I am today and I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight, in this room tonight", Madonna said.

After joking she retorted "B****, I'm Madonna" - she recalled how she left Paris and came back a few month later realising she had not "earned the luxury life I was living".

"Unfortunately most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge", she continued.

Madonna did not mean to D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin! Having just returned from Morocco and Malawi where she celebrated her 60 birthday, Madonna apparently didn't have time to change, coming straight from the airport and bringing her cultural appropriation carry on with her. It was a truly freaky trainwreck to watch, and Twitter isn't letting Madonna get away with the lack of R-E-S-P-E-C-T. However, Madonna explained that she quickly got exhausted of being a "puppet", so she traveled back to the U.S.to begin her real career. She talked about being rejected from auditions, getting guitar lessons, and auditioning for French entertainers. I did not intend to do a tribute to her! "This was not an #Aretha tribute but a monologue on how another iconic Black woman is being reduced to how she helped a white woman", one person wrote.

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"No to this Aretha tribute".

So, you are probably all wondering why I am telling you this story.

Critics say the tribute was an appreciation of the "Material Girl", rather than the "Queen of Soul". "@MTV our handsome black queen deserves better", wrote one user.

"I love you ty for fantastic us with your attractive and powerful speech you're fantastic", another fan added.

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