Social media blew up last night in response to Madonna’s tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Madonna took to the stage, supposedly to honor Franklin, who passed away last week. However, many criticized her for spending nearly the whole speech talking about herself.
This was supose to be a tribute for Aretha. But Madonna was busy talking about herself! Madonna’s speech almost entirely focused on anecdotes from her own life to the point that the audience clapped and cheered during one of the rare moments that Aretha’s name was actually mentioned.
Madonna told stories about her own career highlights and lowlights, only returning to Aretha when she mentioned that she auditioned to one of her songs on her way to becoming a star in her own right.