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Madonna received a drubbing for her Aretha Franklin “tribute” at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York

Madonna received a drubbing for her Aretha Franklin “tribute” at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York

"Standing in front of a massive image of Franklin, Madonna spoke mostly about herself, telling a long anecdote about an audition where she happened to sing Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".

"I wanna say it's incredible, I'm so honoured to be in a category with such incredible nominees, especially the female nominees that are in the category this year, Cardi B, Ariana, Nicki (Minaj)". Nonetheless, they were allegedly blown away by her acappella vocal chops, and that's how Franklin inadvertently "led me to where I am today".

Madonna has responded to critics of her VMAs tribute to Aretha Franklin, who branded it "self-indulgent".

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.

Marc Snetiker of Entertainment Weekly described the speech on Twitter as "Madonna presents an Aretha Franklin tribute by Madonna featuring Madonna with Madonna and Madonna as "Madonna".

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In the post, Madonna went on to accuse people of having "short attention spans" and being "quick to judge".

Others questioned why Madonna was chosen to deliver Franklin's tribute over artists who were more closely associated with her.

"That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show", she continued. To start I used the Alterna Haircare Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray on her damp hair then blow dried using the ghd Air Hairdryer on medium heat with a ghd natural bristle radial brush size 3.

Madonna also praised the artist of the year award victor, Camila Cabello, saying she was "so proud of her". Then she proceeded to make the entire speech about herself saying at one point that without Aretha there would be no Madonna, to which I say, I think people would be cool right now if that were the case. But Madonna said after spending time in Paris, she left because she wanted to write her own songs instead of following someone else's music. And I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us. "I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T". When people think of Aretha Franklin they don't go "music videos".

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