Madonna slammed for 'disrespectful' Aretha Franklin tribute at MTV VMAs

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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said Tuesday morning on Fox News that Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti could be a legitimate 2020 presidential contender "because he fires up the base and the only thing that unifies the Democrats right now is hatred of the president". He said, "Her journey has taken her from the Bronx, where she started dancing at the age of five, to Hollywood red carpets and the top of Billboard charts". I'm never going to forget this moment.

Of course, the VMAs have always been about "moments" as much as awards themselves, and, as was the case past year, these didn't offer a flashpoint like Miley Cyrus twerking or Kanye West barging into a Taylor Swift speech with the immortal words, "I'ma let you finish".


"I'm so happy to receive this award", Cardi said while accepting her Moon Person statuette.

That's it. That was Madonna's entire tribute to Aretha. "Not enough", she said. We're not sure if this was planned (did MTV really think that this was a good idea?) or if MTV scrambled to find someone for the Aretha tribute at the last minute, but regardless of their intentions, fans on Twitter were pissed.


"The pop star - donning shoulder-length braids, a thorn-like headpiece and a long flowing black poncho - went on to tell a story about a time when she performed an impromptu version of Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at an audition, which was one of the few mentions of Franklin.

About motherhood, Cardi explained that 'it's something that no matter how many books you've read-because I read books for babies, and, you know, a lot of my friends gave me advice and everything-you have to have a baby to see'. "The AUDACITY", another fan noted. Last night, Madonna took to the VMAs stage to honor the Queen of Soul, and uh... it wasn't incredible. "Very disappointing", one user wrote. "I'm surprised no other artists mentioned her tonight". "All the love... it's genuine, it's handsome, and that's something that God give me that you can't buy".


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