LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Madonna on Tuesday (Aug 21) hit again at critics of her speech concerning the late Aretha Franklin on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) present, saying she had been requested solely to share an anecdote concerning the late Queen of Soul.
The Rebel Heart singer sparked a backlash with a 10-minute speech centered totally on her personal early profession at Monday’s dwell present, which organisers had stated would pay honour and tribute to Franklin 4 days after her demise at age 76.
“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!” Madonna stated in an Instagram posting on Tuesday.
“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.”
The solely different point out of Franklin throughout the virtually three-hour present from New York was a quick video clip of her singing early in her profession, and the taking part in of the track Respect over the closing credit.
MTV didn’t reply to a request for touch upon Tuesday.
Madonna was criticised for self-indulgence when she recalled her early days as an aspiring singer and dancer, together with one audition the place she carried out an a cappella model of Franklin’s hit track (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
She made no remark about Franklin’s personal profession.
“Whoever at the #VMAs let Madonna get on stage and give a tribute to @ArethaFranklin or whatever that was really should be out of a job right about… now,” tweeted Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter motion.