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Twitter roasts Queen of Pop Madonna for Aretha Franklin VMAs tribute

Singer Madonna was set to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the speech seemed to be all about herself.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 21, 2018 13:29 IST ]
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Twitter roasts Queen of Pop Madonna for Aretha Franklin VMAs tribute

Singer Madonna was set to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the speech seemed to be all about herself. MTV asked Madonna to honour Franklin, who died on August 16, during her introduction for the video of the year winner announcement. Most of the tribute to Franklin, however, was spent explaining the early origins of Madonna's career, reports variety.com. 

The only mention of Franklin was that Madonna sang "(You make me feel like a) natural woman" to - ultimately unsuccessfully - audition for a song. She credited that failure with launching her into a different opportunity that led to the rest of her career. She added towards the end of her speech: "I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us. Respect. Long live the queen."

This got her mixed reactions. Twitter wasn’t impressed with her tribute and even slammed her for being so self-obsessive. Here are some of the reactions-

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(With IANS inputs)

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