Madonna took the stage on Monday night, dressed a black gown and a large collection of necklaces, and proceeded to give a lengthy speech about her start in music and how she sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at her first audition. She reserved an extremely short section of her speech to actually talk about Aretha Franklin's life and legacy. Those watching at home noticed how little care seemed to be payed to the Queen of Soul.
How was that a tribute to #ArethaFranklin @MTV @vmas when it was story all about @Madonna with a two second mention of #Aretha. This a travesty if I ever saw one. The nerve and the audacity of all the people behind the scenes of this production and network. pic.twitter.com/XpthRHRW9W— Copacetic88 (@aionenonly03) August 21, 2018
Madonna gave tributes to Prince AND Aretha. Y’all remember this shit the next time someone tells you Trump won’t get re-elected.— Jozen (say Joe-Zen) (@jozenc) August 21, 2018