Madonna clarifies her speech: I was asked to share Anecdotes, Not a Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Madonna clarified her speech at the MTV VMAs. ” I did not intend to do a tribute to her (Aretha Franklin),” she wrote.
Madonna posted on Instagram to explain that she “was asked to present video of the year by MTV.”
“And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin,” she added. Exactly as we explained early today on Facebook.
Madonna clarified after receiving a big controversy online.
Given that haters are gonna hate, MTV made a mistake having Madonna enter the stage and talk under a huge Aretha Franklin image and after a commemorative clip. That could be easily mistaken and exploited for Madonna stealing a tribute.
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Im with the Winner!! The beautiful @camila_cabello ! So proud of her! 🌈💕🎉. And just to clarify: I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin! I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way. I did not intend to do a tribute to her! That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. I could never do her justice in this context or environment. Unfortunately most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge. I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T. 🙏🏼. I Love Camilla! Congrats! I LOVE my dress! AND. I love-L O V E!! ♥️ and there is nothing anyone can say or do that will change that. #vmas #postivevibes