The pop veteran was invited to pay homage to Franklin, who died just last week, but Madonna stood on the podium which was backgrounded by an image of Franklin, and spent all the time talking about herself, her own album and lyrics.
— Kenzy Vinco (@KenzyVinco) August 21, 2018
This got many people upset because they are presently dragging her for filth on social media.
See some of the reactions below.
— ^_^ (@mattswaggster) August 21, 2018
You do not disrespect an ICON like that. This is a jovial kiki about Madonna’s broken ass journey. You honor a legend by telling their story or SHUT UP. The AUDACITY.
— Nina Parker (@MzGossipGirl) August 21, 2018
MTV: We'd like you to give a tribute to Aretha Franklin
Madonna: Great, so this is how I got my career started…
MTV: No, no, a tribute to Aretha
MTV: This isn't about you madge
— lgreene91 (@lgreene91) August 21, 2018
I’m pretty sure Aretha didn’t like Madonna either.
— Karlous Miller (@KarlousM) August 21, 2018
They ended the show on the most disrespectful note by having Madonna spend 10 minutes talking about herself while “honoring” Aretha and then giving the award to a racist lmao
— ✨born again lesbian✨ (@Jauredramatic) August 21, 2018
And that describes how #VMAs treated Black artists the entire night…
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) August 21, 2018
— Kia Kia (@kiiajai) August 21, 2018
As a lifelong Madonna fan it pains me to say this…but this is what happens when you don't have anyone in your life who tells you that you shouldn't do something or tells you that you're acting out of control.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 21, 2018
— Eddie Gaona (@eddiegaona) August 21, 2018
Madonna ruined the Prince Tribute on the Billboard Awards in 2016.
I really never want to see her again. Ever. pic.twitter.com/rp6QCql3aR
— April (@ReignOfApril) August 21, 2018