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Fans were NOT happy with Madonna’s tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV VMAs

Fans have called on MTV to publicly apologise for the incident

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Fans were not happy with Madonna’s tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV VMAs last night.

The singer was presenting the award for Video of the Year and took time on stage to pay tribute to The Queen of Soul.

Fans and celebrities were not happy with the 60-year-old’s speech, saying that she was making the tribute about herself instead of Aretha.

Madonna began her speech by telling the audience how she sang Aretha’s song, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, during an audition.

She went on to say that the producers didn’t take her seriously: “And why should they? Some skinny ass white girl is going to come up here and belt out a song by one of the greatest soul singers that ever lived, a capella?”

The singer finished her speech by telling fans: “So you’re probably all wondering why I’m telling you this story. There is a connection. Because none of this would have happened, could have happened, without our Lady of Soul.”

“She led me to where I am today, and I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight, and I want to thank you Aretha for empowering all of us. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen.”

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Viewers slammed Madonna on social media, describing her tribute as ‘self-indulgent’ with some fans calling on MTV to make a public apology for allowing the singer to make Aretha’s tribute about herself.