Madonna was criticized for speaking at the MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Award Ceremony was remembered by Madonna’s speech, which was invited specifically to commemorate Aretha Franklin, who passed away last week. Having gone up on the stage, the pop queen spoke emphatically, long and hard, but not about the “soul queen”, the owner of 18 Grammy and the woman whose name is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but mostly about herself.
Rising to the stage, Madonna told the audience about the formation of her own career, only indirectly mentioning the greatest singer in the history of music. “I want to thank you, Areta, for inspiring us all,” Madge finished and added: “Long live the queen!” - either in honor of Areta, or in honor of herself.