Scorn keeps coming for Madonna's tribute to Aretha

Scorn keeps coming for Madonna's tribute to Aretha

Scorn keeps coming for Madonna's tribute to Aretha

"I left Detroit when I was 18, $35 in my pocket", she said. You honor a legend by telling their story or SHUT UP.

But as she continued, it became an, uh, interesting story much more about Madonna and much less about Aretha - immediately after which, Madge transitioned awkwardly and presented the Video of the Year nominees and victor. We want to bring you to Paris and make you a star. "I could see that they didn't take me seriously, and why should they?" "I needed to go home and learn to play guitar, and that's exactly what I did. Long live the queen", Twitter immediately dragged, roasted and read Madonna for filth for making the tribute about herself and her journey as a pop star - whether it was intentional or not.

She told the story of how she showed up for the audition and nailed the dancing part - but had completely forgotten to prepare sheet music for a song to sing. "A capella? I said, 'Bitch, I'm Madonna, '" Madonna said, as the audience cheered.

And in the morning, my telephone rang and the man said, 'Hi, Cher, it's George Miller.' I said, 'Hey, George.' He was the director of Witches of Eastwick.

Of course, once Madonna stepped out onto the stage in an outfit that was pieced together from the appropriation rack from Urban Outfitters, it was clear the "Like a Virgin" singer was going to embarrass herself far more severely than if she tried to sing one of Franklin's songs. "I don't know who I was".

View some reactions from Twitter users below, and watch Madonna's tribute above. There is a connection, because none of this would have happened, could have happened, without our lady of soul. "I'm surprised no other artists mentioned her tonight". "R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen".

"Does Madonna know Madonna didn't die", sportscaster Katie Nolan wrote.

Nerve sweat? They said, 'We will call you one day.

The Root wondered where Kanye West, who famously interrupted an acceptance speech from Taylor Swift, was "when you need him".

The Queen of Pop was asked to speak about the late Queen of Soul at Monday's award ceremony in NY.

Someone wrote that Madonna's speech demonstrated "a dynamic performance of peak white womanhood".

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