Did Madonna Finally Exact Revenge on Aretha Franklin at the VMAs?

Madonna's VMAs Tribute To Aretha Franklin Was Almost Entirely About Madonna

The diva was slammed for her Aretha Franklin tribute at the MTV Video Music Awards last 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.

In an Instagram post Tuesday, however, Madonna clarified that she was merely supposed to present the award for Video of the Year, and was later asked to share any anecdotes that connected her to the "Queen of Soul".

Aretha Franklin died on August 16 at her Detroit home. "It was just the beginning of her success, as it was followed by hits like "Chain of Fools", "I Say a Little Prayer", "Spanish Harlem", "Think" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". That would be impossible in two minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. Many complained that both Madonna and MTV were disrespectful of Franklin. I am still mad at her for the Prince one.

It made no mention of Franklin's own career.

"For the record, I LOVE Madonna".

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"In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart", Franklin's family said.

"I was asked to present video of the year by MTV!"

During the awards show, Madonna spoke against a backdrop of a large black and white image of a young Franklin and noted that the late singer "changed the course of my life".

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

How hard is it to pay tribute to an artist who broke down walls both as a musician and an activist, spent decades releasing some of the most iconic pop and soul songs of all time, and sang for presidents, royalty, and millions of fans around the world? She led me to where I am today and I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight.

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