Madonna enraged Black Twitter when she took too long to pay tribute to the queen of soul Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at age 76. Before presenting the award to Camila Cabello for Best Video of the Year at the 2018 MTV VMAs on Monday night, Madonna explained how Aretha inspired her early in her career.

“Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life," Madonna said onstage. "I left Detroit when I was 18 -- 35 dollars in my pocket. My dream was to make it as a professional dancer. After years of struggling and being broke, I decided to go to auditions for musical theater."

With a giant image of Aretha on the screen behind her, Madonna told a long, rambling story about how she struggled during her early hand-to-mouth days.

“I had no training or dreams of ever becoming a singer but I went for it," she said.

"I got cut and rejected from every audition -- not tall enough, not blend-in enough, not 12-octave range enough, not pretty enough. Not enough. And then one day a French disco sensation was looking for backup singers and dancers for his world tour. I thought, ‘Why not? The worst that can happen is I can go back to getting robbed, held at gunpoint and being mistaken for a prostitute in my third floor walkup that was also a crackhouse.’ That’s right, I’m a Rebel Heart."

She added:

“So I showed up for the audition and two very large French record producers sat in the empty theater, daring me to be amazing. The dance audition went well. Then they asked me if I had sheet music and a song prepared. I panicked. I had overlooked this important part of the audition process. I had to think fast, my next meal was on the line. Fortunately one of my favorite albums was Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin. I blurted out ‘You Make Me Feel’… silence. ‘You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.’ Two French guys nodded at me. I said, ‘You know, by Aretha Franklin.'"

She continued:

"They looked over at the pianist, he shook his head. ‘I don’t need sheet music,’ I said, ‘I know every word. I know the song by heart, I will sing it a cappella.’ I could see that they did not take me 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? And a cappella? I said, ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna.’ No, I didn’t, I didn’t say that. ‘Cause I wasn’t Madonna yet. I don’t know who I was. I don’t know what I said, I don’t know what came over me."

By this time the MTV audience begins to stir. Madonna was taking way too long to get to the Aretha tribute part.

Finally Madonna concluded:

“So you’re probably all wondering why I’m telling you this story? There’s a connection, because none of this would’ve happened -- could’ve 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, in this room tonight, and I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen."

Madonna finally presented the award to Cabello -- who turned around and dedicated the moon man to her idol, Madonna.

But Black Twitter was not having the disrespect Madonna showed to Aretha. The angry tweets came fast and furiously:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • tia

    That was horrendous. She did that same shit with Prince's tribute; made it all about her. Is this purposely being done?? Shame on MTV.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Video Music Awards are about artists Who making a big impact visually through their videos. I don't know if I even care enough that someone had to say something about Aretha at an event that she wouldn't be caught dead at. I don't like Madonna but really a tribute to Aretha at VMAs kind of does not fit.

  • Tiff J

    They should've done a quick video montage of Aretha's pop videos, showcasing her varied/changing looks and called it an afternoon. I'm glad I didn't stay up for that BS.

  • LYRICS

    Not to mention Madonna looked like the leader of some secret kabbalah cult!! It was a whole mess! Sad part is, I loved Madonna! I used the past tense b/c after last night, had to throw the WHOLE Madonna away!

  • roy

    It was hard to watch. Im not sure whoooooo gave this a green light.

  • LYRICS

    I REMEMBER THAT ISH!! HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT COMING LAST NIGHT!?

  • SpiceGirl

    looking a bit cray cray Material girl.......

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I swear Madonna looks like she died years ago and refuses to just lay down.

  • missmiami305

    I had no clue she was honoring Aretha. She just rambled in and on.

  • missmiami305

    She looked crazy af! I know she’s performing rituals with them twins blood lol

  • missmiami305

    IKR! Seems like they just threw it together.

  • Gloria

    Just cringe worthy. MTV should be ashamed.

  • TheWildChild

    She sucked ? right along with all them Fashionova freak wearing dehydrated broads in attendance.

  • chaisun

    Madonna is at the top of white culture junkies. Nothing she has ever done has been original. Like I’ve said if it weren’t for gay Black and Brown men of the 80’s, she’d be nothing. She’s used People of Color for centuries and still so, look at her, yet people keep giving her passes and treating her like an “icon”. A sometimes racist white demon and an always white racist, together on stage, sounds about white.

  • chaisun

    She looks every bit of a 90 year old wrinkly demon.

  • Phillybruh

    Doesn't Alicia Keys, Maxwell anybody of note who could have gone up there and paid respect to Aretha the proper way. Hell MTV should have just left it alone all together. But I guess Madge needed some attention because Janet's comeback is going so well.

  • Rayne

    Madonna is not even a good entertainer and she cannot sing... or whatever she does

  • Prince Zuko

    And again black Twitter complaining about some shit but not actually doing anything smh

  • Phillybruh

    But her stature in the Entertainment industry warrants it. If they were not going to do a singing tribute the least they could have done was prepared a speech for whoever was going to give it.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    watch.. she's going to adopt another African child...to siphon their blood.. thats how she is still alive...

  • missmiami305
  • missmiami305

    Truth!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I think the world would disagree

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What should they have done? Ran up on the stage and taken the mic?Dumbass.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don't understand black people's fascination with this chick? Maybe I'm too young to get it. She just comes across extremely dark to me. Just looking at her unsettles my spirit.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Also, I don't watch the VMA's, but I'm seeing in the comments that she also did a Prince tribute? Why? Do the VMA's not have the numbers of any black artists from that era?

    This is exactly why I don't care about award shows.

  • Alextra Ballard

    What a huuuge disappointment! The only reason I chose to watch the VMA,was for the "Tribute" to Aretha Franklin. Out of allll the people they could have chosen,they chose Madonna! The Tribute was about Madonna,not Aretha. She spent seconds tawkin about ReRe. I expected so much more. Re deserved more. She did the same half as Tribute to Prince and MJ.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't fault her too much. What it seemed like to me was, right before she went on stage they said can you say a few words about Aretha we don't have anything planned. She did the best she could. That would have been like asking a black artist to say something Paul McCartney off the top of their head.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    Not saying they can't, but they need to stop picking white people and let black people honor our legends, smh....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, the appropriate thing would have been to say, "I'm not prepared and it would be a disservice for me to go out there and adlib a tribute to someone of her stature." Or she could have gone out there and literally just talked about how talented Aretha was and how she would be missed.

    She's 60 yrs old, and she's been leaching off of black culture for years. She get's no reprieve here.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Why do they keep asking her after the prince situation. I know I don't ever want Justin Timberlake to ever do another tribute for a black artist after what he did to prince smdh ? most liked it but it was a huge disappointment to me

  • Coy little wink

    Somebody refresh my memory about this Prince tribute she did...

    That's Madonna...she's full of herself...most of her musical peers are dead (mj...prince...Whitney) so she really thinks she is special...

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Your right, but think about it.
    Like most artist, Madonnna's ego would have never allowed her to say I'm not prepared.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, then it is still definitely her fault.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I disagree. It's more mtv's fault. I've seen other award show scramble and put a tribute together in less time than that and it turned out way better. As a lover of music. I know and respect all the contributions Aretha Franklin contribute to music. As a music channel they should have too

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So they ask her to do the tribute. She says yeah. And then she goes out there and talks about herself the entire time, and she is not at fault??

    I'm not even sure how you know that this was a last minute tribute. Did you read that somewhere or dose that narrative just fit into the blameless Madonna theme?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't know anyone that give the speech off the top of their head that doesn't tend to ramble. I'm not making an excuse for her but it's not entirely her fault

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont think we should care PERIOD about video music awards. Its never been for us and its certaintly not for someone of the era of Aretha Franklin.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    At least when Eve Plumb did it in I’m gonna git you sucka, it was on purpose. She’s up there thinking she looks good, paying homage ?????

    ?

  • SweetTEE

    girl u have to youtube that Prince one.. disrespectful af

  • FukkFolks2018

    They didnt even have a HOST for this year's awards. Everyone was unprepared.

  • FukkFolks2018

    THIS.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Who invited her ass to speak about The Queen anyway? Like they really thought that was a good idea...

  • SweetTEE

    The Billboard's is where she performed that "tribute" right after he passed. That mess was so bad that NO ONE should ask her to perform a tribute. It seems planned.

  • SweetTEE

    Honestly, that sounds about right.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Smdh ? MTV have really fallen from what it used to be.

  • friendofblog

    Please not Alicia. I’m still having nightmares from all that hollering she did for Whitney. I was praying Nippy would raise up & pimp slap her to shut the eff up.

  • Vonn

    She has some hits, but madonna is trash for that crap. It wasn't just black Twitter that went in on this blood sucker. She's starting to look like Tommy Lee Jones.

  • friendofblog

    Heiffa being picky about her coffin.

  • WhoKnew

    She probably got Omar type tapes on somebody on the VMA board and forced them into allowing her to commit this act of chagrinery.

  • FukkFolks2018

    It was last minute. She just died on Thursday. They had no idea who they were going to get to do it. No excuse for Madge but MTV gonna have to get some of this heat too. she not the onliest one who got this wrong. They got it wrong by sending her up there to start with

    "As for plans to honor her at the VMAs, Gillmer notes, "We're definitely talking about it. Trying to figure out how to put something together that feels right and fitting. We're scrambling, but we're focused on it, without question."

    "Obviously it's Aretha Franklin and we want to get it right and honor her in the best and biggest possible way... It affected everyone here, too. I mean, she's performed on [the Radio City Music Hall] stage many times in her career, in this room. So, it's important."

    "ET spoke with the producers of the VMAs last week, who opened up about the last-minute plans to pay tribute to Franklin during the awards show."

    https://www.etonline.com/how-the-vmas-plan-to-honor-aretha-franklin-exclusive-108148

    https://www.etonline.com/madonna-honors-aretha-franklin-with-personal-vma-tribute-108267

  • Vonn

    It still should have been focused on Aretha. She spent too much time on herself. She could have talked about her fav songs and what they meant to her, how amazing & unique her voice was. You don't fluff a tribute to someone else with info about your career struggles.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I just posted below that they got it wrong too. They had no idea who was going to do the tribute.

  • Kanyade

    the roasting of Madonna post-speech is JUSTIFIED. the ordasity of it all!

  • Vonn

    ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I totally agree she should be dragged. But Madge has a history of NOT thinking before she speaks. So MTV knows this I am sure

  • FukkFolks2018

    White ass MTV

  • stav

    As if the appropriation regarding her garb wasn't enough!

  • Kimocha

    "Prince is up there telling Aretha she effed my tribute up too!!" Lmao!

  • Trace da Ace

    Madonna need to have several seats!!!! That whole story sounded like a damn lie...and for her to sing such a beautiful song with her nasal ass voice....WE DONT BELIEVE YOU......she should have been cut that shit short and sent her condolences and left it at that.....damn....some folks always want to make shit about them...smdh....

  • Trace da Ace

    hello! you think they would have learned with that dry ass Prince tribute!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah I think they did too...and in that case she should have opted out...lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    MTV shouldnt have sent her clueless ass up there. They should have done a video montage if anything and been done with it. Shit Dej Loaf was there and she is from Detroit. IDK. IDC. I am a huge fan, but really wouldnt have been mad at the montage. Or if they didnt do ANYTHING. Its better than wtf happened.

  • Kimocha

    Right! I didn't believe a damn word she said either.

  • Kanyade

    imagine what her singing Natural Woman actually sounded like.

  • FukkFolks2018

    When she said that shit I was like really girl? REALLY?

  • OvertheMississippi

    NOT ALICIA KEYS!!!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Exactly

  • Kanyade

    I like this Twitter comment:

    Camila Cabello got on her knees and praised Madonna and dedicated her
    undeserved Video of the Year award to her......after Madonna just gave a
    self-indulgent "tribute" to Aretha Franklin.

    And that describes how #VMAs treated Black artists the entire night...

    ------------------------

    I wish I would dedicate my award, deserved or not, to another artist. I wouldn't. If you worked for it, or whatever, then it's yourn. Keep it. Keep them flowers. But whatever. I like the comment because it sums up how the industry on the "mainstream" side of things is now...less about the music, the art, and more about self-adulation and fan worship and such. It's twisted, man.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Smdh ?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    True

  • Vonn

    "They got it wrong by sending her up there to start with.” < that right there! madonna's ghostly ass still should have stayed on task. The vma's could have put together a video montage and left it at that since her passing was so recent. T

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I threw my shoe at the tv when I was hearing Madonna ramble on and on...shes a narcissist with a face like a paper bag...MTV knew what they were doing...they know Madonna is an indulgent simp with delusions of grandeur...she should never be able to give "tribute" to any one else...

  • Kanyade

    Can you imagine, though? LOL I recall Madonna's "Take a Bow" era when Babyface blessed her with some wonderful tunes. That heifer just barely passed muster with singing "Take a Bow". If it wasn't for Babyface and them background vocals that song would've sounded like me singing, tone deaf, on purpose, at high volume, riding with the top down at high speed. LOL. in other words, terrible. Would've been terrible without Babyface harmonies and beautiffery.

  • missmiami305

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff3652f8b8e014dfbf67f0319e1daccdb0716b8024674d377d49b8db2d11e7eb.jpg Truth! I caught that. Camila ain’t shid and neither is her music. People can have an issue with Nicki but I was glad she checked Tiffany last night for shading 5th Harmony which includes Normani. She praised Camila but she prolly didn’t know how Camila said nothing when her racist fans care for Normani. Tiffany, is canceled in my book.

  • missmiami305

    Good point! Omg my ears lol

  • indano

    I'm still chuckling off of your comment.

  • Wayup!

    not to mention that pretentious "African inspired" print and headgear on her head.. What was that? and why Madge did you have to go there? I was just in a department store and d@mn near lost it when "Get into the Groove" came on!!! Like now im supposed to believe that you cut your "vocal" chops on ARETHA MF'a FRANKLIN?
    Like a Virgin was the sh!t but but come on girl yoousa Rhianna before Rhianna was Rhianna = nice Beats over half @ss vocals

  • Kanyade

    I'm just barely familiar with Fifth Harmony. Only know Camila 'coz a coworker showed me a vidja of "Havana". It was a fun video, I guess. Normani I recently ran across via a meme on Instagram...something akin to her being the next Beyonce? I don't know the rest of the group.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yeah Madge not getting all the blame from me personally. She isnt blameless. But lets be real. If they wouldnt have sent her up there on this BS...NONE of this would have happened. And if they DID send her, why oh WHY wasnt her comments/speech approved? Even if it was last minute why give MADONNA Louise Veronica Ciccone...creative liberty to say what she wants to? She has proved over and over again to be a nut job and very off the cuff for decades.

  • missmiami305

    I dont know about them either lol. I only know about Normani because of this and she’s the only black one in the group.

  • missmiami305

    I remember that. She was stuck in her Evita or whatever era since she played that role?

  • Vonn

    mtv needs to do a special tribute in a month or so, cause this was some bull. They're a music station for ducks sake.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Best song I ever heard her sing from Evita. Dont' Cry for Me Argentina. Das it. And it was a struggle AS WELL

  • FukkFolks2018

    Jinx

  • Kanyade

    yessssss! I remember her singing that song now. (or trying to). Lord. lol

  • missmiami305
  • missmiami305

    It wasn’t your good shoe was it lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Alicia had the worse tribute on Nicki show the other day. I dont want her near anything else Aretha related. Even her piano skills were at best a C. Naw.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    that song would've sounded like me singing, tone deaf, on purpose, at high volume, riding with the top down at high spee
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Good. Dam. Day.

    Dead.

  • Kimocha

    "Prince up there telling Aretha she effed up my tribute too!!" Lmao!

  • missmiami305

    ?????

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Thank you???? that's exactly what they should have done

  • Kanyade

    yes! Evita. She starred in a musical-film, correct? I barely remember. I think she had her first child around that time, right? Loved the video for "Take A Bow". LOVED IT. :) but yes, Evita.

  • missmiami305

    I know. Girl please! It was too damn detailed for me and that’s how I know it was a lie?

  • Wayup!

    .....a watered down pop version in a whiny high pitched toned

  • Vonn

    The audience would have rocked out to it.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm so everyone was talking about the alleged shade Cardi threw at Nicki. She said something to the effect of- "The love I get from fans and family is genuine and that is something that money can't buy".

    Ummm was she throwing shade or simply acknowledging that although Atlantic has paid for everything from blog time to ghostwriters, her fans are real. Anybody actually see it?

  • missmiami305
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Hell naw it was a house shoe but still...LOLOLOLOL...

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah I saw it when she said that, and honestly I think it was a shot at Flex for saying she pays for plays....in no way shape or form did she throw shade at Nikki......at least from what I saw.

  • missmiami305

    Yep! Take a bow always got me in my feels back then and I was a kid or teen. Can’t remember lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ahh. I didn't even know Flex said that. That makes sense.

  • missmiami305

    Alright now?

  • missmiami305

    Nah she was throwing shade because she said Bitch at the end and made that and what face????
    https://youtu.be/yqFJ1wC-afA

  • missmiami305

    Yeah and he posted about it on IG

  • Phillybruh

    If all they were going to do was pay tribute to her with a speech. Than Alicia Keys would have been just fine.

  • Kimocha

    Right!! I wanted to come thru the TV and pimp smack her my damn self! She sounded just AWFUL at Whitney's funeral....smh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I heard Nicki had already left

  • MsPam

    Madonna know damn well that she’s not from Detroit, she’s lived in Bay City, MI

  • Kimocha

    She would have to PROVE to me that she can sing ANYTHING by Aretha cuz she doesn't have a lick of soul in her.... PLEASE retire already and GO AWAY!!!

  • Kimocha

    Yea I peeped that out too.... Hmmmm.

  • HIS4EVA

    i heard the shade was her saying she is an empress

  • Vonn

    madonna's personal road to riches story never should have made it on stage, I agree. She is going to take the brunt of the push back because her blatant disrespect was the "face" of the tribute. She absolutely has proven herself to be a certified arrogant shady jerk. I hope the internet drags her ass for the rest of her life. Tough love style.

  • Vonn

    like a natural disaster.

  • Vonn

    I know her from dancing with the stars.

  • FukkFolks2018

    THIS

  • missmiami305

    I was watching Madonna and thinking where’s Kanye when you need him ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1914d3a09c8fe07083c25a9311a5ab38dd49711d3bc54bab7be6adacd47b2335.jpg

  • missmiami305

    She said that too.

  • Rayne

    The world can do as they wish. She can’t sing nor entertain me. Not even in death ?

  • SpillyNillie

    This SKANK!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Why would they pick her? No wonder no one with any class watches these garbage award shows.

  • missmiami305

    Idk. Nicki did perform at another location. The internet has a lot of gems from last night. One of Ariana and Nicki talking backstage and you knew they were discussing someone or something lol. My nosey arse wants someone to read lips???. That camera man was so messy.

  • missmiami305

    She can actually sing

  • SpillyNillie

    Rubbing trump's back...

  • missmiami305

    ???????

  • Rayne

    Lmao ???

  • Vonn

    I like her old hits from the 80's when she was new to the biz. Before she became so arrogant and entitled. She has evolved into a complete ass.

  • Vonn
  • Applebum

    Looking like a grand Illuminati high priestess. That Camilla chick was given that award to honor that witch. For her to beat all these other artists didn’t make any sense.

  • missmiami305

    Show was garbage and everything was a struggle. They didn’t have any major celebs there. None! It’s a joke. Shit, they had a rapper Post Malone playing the stage with Aerosmith. He prolly can’t even name 5 songs. That’s a fucking joke in itself! Dude!

  • missmiami305

    I hate when YT people try to poke fun at themselves by pointing out fact that they are YT. It annoys me. Madonna did that last night while making THE ONLY REFERENCE to Aretha.

  • MookieFly

    This is why Michael didn't like this alabaster demon. Just horrible and always trying to steal the legacy of black people

  • Kimocha

    Lmaooo!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Eh I’m with black twitter...

    You STILL ain’t it Madge. Never have been. Never will be bish.

  • Nik

    What in the entire hell? Madonna looks like she is about the channel a demon.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Rubbing something else...????

  • Quitedeliteful

    What in the tryna be an African princess but it's an epic fail has Madonna got on???

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nik

    Thank you! Pairing those accessories with all black did not have the intended effect (if there was one).

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    aint it...no matter how many blacks dicks she don' slide down.....you are still trash....lol

  • Kimocha

    Right! She took it too damn far with the African robe and braids and shit... I'm over here just rolling my eyes.... She annoying AF!

  • Trace da Ace

    she looks like my 6th grade art teacher that was a white woman always trying to dress in African garb and shit.....like she was making a statement in her mind, but in reality she looked a hot mess...girl...braids and all....

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sandra get us outta here.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I saw online that Nicki's performance was pre-recorded. Happened the day before and it was a private event for her fans. Not that it matters. I saw the performance and I thought she did a good job. I just want the two of them to confront each other on film so I can watch it. lol. No more subliminals...just go for it. lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I didn't even hear that.

  • missmiami305

    ???????she did but it is worse?

  • hottlanta

    Now watch her go home n grab the black adopted kid like she did the last time. U wonder this time which one is she gonna choose from thé token black kid line up when she needs one this time.

  • hottlanta

    Got on black clothes n still living and loving her white female privilèged lifestyle. It is the American way.

  • Drea982

    She looks like a weirdo and a witch. And I don't believe she has EVER in her life had the vocal strength for Natural Woman. She blew one of the producers while the other one tore that a$$ out the frame. End of story. This is "young adult" Madonna we're talking about, folks.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    didn't Madge fugg up the Prince tribute too????
    i swear they need a Sandman at these events, smh... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36c3783f50633a33eb170172603df3ed7b88995269c0b0fa6168f9b9a234a544.jpg

  • Drea982

    Either that, or she IS the demon.

  • Trace da Ace

    Madonna has always had that "dirty" look to her...like she smells like old pork and beans, dirty rain water and mildew basement all put together.....jus saying....

  • hi-liter

    OAN: The white deplorables say they are Disappointed in Kevin Hart about his remarks at MTV about they president. They plan to boycott him and make him beg for his career.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!! White Folks -- especially the artsy ones...smh...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, looking like a ex-communicated high priestess of goat herding, smh.
    if she don't get on somewhere with her self-absorbed-self... get your ol' pagan azz off the stage!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e96d4340ea0cc7d2f3898ff67dd76c3c1e60fa91bd90e217d38c391eb51ba243.gif

  • Quitedeliteful

    She looks stoopid.....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yep, tryna 'look' spiritual... but prob just using it as an excuse for not bathing... bet her 'aura' strong as hail *panches nose*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    fan club president?

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nik

    Very!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    fake and dark 'enlightenment'
    girl bye!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get off the stage BECKY!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nik

    Exactly! Reason enough to not allow that disrespect to happen again.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nik

    LOL! We see right through that foolishness!

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true... smh...

  • Logan Roberts

    Lol.

  • Logan Roberts

    Who keeps giving Madonna the green light to do these half assed tributes though?

  • Nik

    I hope they are equally, if not more disappointed, over how Madge jacked up a tribute to a legend.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    HOLLERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Exactly!! ... The ol bat made it about her.

  • Mirella

    Very true, there's no way Madonna could sing Natural Woman.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I swear i thought of that same thing!!!! and when Kim Wayans put them out of the store... lawd.... don't make me go home and watch that foolishness... "turn yo radio down, turn yo radio down!" ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao @ panches nose!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    IKR!! LMAO!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "beautiffery"

    love it! ROFL!

  • Trace da Ace

    you know it would have been EPIC if old 'Ye rolled up on Madonna and snatched the mic....I would have HOLLARD!! Where is Crazy 'YE when you need him...smdh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Jack Blakk

    Madonna I like you, but all I will say with my industry background is. "People thought you were a prostitute?" You f--ked everyone/everything in the industry to get where you are. Nile Rodgers kept it business and turned your p---y down so he could keep working with you and you said "well everybody else hits it!" I'm confused, what do you call that?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    say what?!
    she did NOT offer that road kill kitty to Nile Rodgers!

    (what else you know Jack? ...go 'head, i'm listening....) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96b91ce0cf4d1b1096df2493bd56e88573aa6ea598ec972e4f5de6a142f25a42.gif

  • Yui

    Do we really care about what ole leather face has to say? Bet half of the audience was texting anyway.

  • hottlanta

    Meanwhile White Twitter mad at Kevin Hart for talking bout their president. Talking bout they r disappointed n hurt bcas they didnt think he was like that at all.

  • Solstice
  • hottlanta

    Road kill. I cant keep my mind on my meetings. She thinks bcas she sexed 2pac she can do What she wants 2 do.

  • gellie

    That's because they age in dog years.

  • Vonn

    Aww man.

  • datjerk

    Did anyone expect anything spectacular from a VMA tribute?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm sorta in the outskirts, so a dead squirrel or cat who didn't quit make it 'cross the road is not an unusual sight. i imagine Madge is sporting a near dead kitty after all that mileage... but she got money, so maybe she got it rejuvenated *shrug*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, these gifs though, LMAO!!!!!!!!

  • Solstice

    Choked on my ice water ? ????? Exit the building Vonn!! Move it ?? Dat way!! ?

  • blue skies

    lmbo she looks & sounds a hot mess!

  • Sister Hazel

    LOL weren't people mad about her and Stevie tribute to Prince too? Maybe she needs to stop the "tributes".

  • Enoughsaid2020

    This is yt America, they are still doing this in movies,, and intertainment. I do not even watch these dumb award shows. SMH!

  • Lolly Asher

    When is her high priestess of the dark term up??

  • BrownSuga

    She failed on the Prince's tribute, Why would they allow her to do an Aretha Tribute. All the soulful singers that's in the industry, they picked Madonna?? Call the police

  • Waya Hedia

    "Black Twitter" LOL. Probably pretty easy to 'enrage' them. Madonna is a goofball.. is that news to everyone?

  • Waya Hedia

    Kevin Hart is kind of a moron though.

  • wayoli

    This better be the last goddamn tribute this chick does for any black entertainer, let her lay this BS on some white entertainer, she is not doing black ppl any favors and that f*cking get up, girl go find yourself, her whole segment was f*cking lost....

  • Trace da Ace

    2 words.....BEEF CURTAINS.

    I will pause while you barf into your trashcan at that mental image...lol

  • Jack Blakk

    Aretha Franklin is our "Queen" not these off brands! I said I know a lot but I don't kiss and tell but if I get mad enough I'll drop the real jewels. ?

  • Jack Blakk

    Sorry, that jewel was when she was recording the Like A Virgin album! ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well just give us a lil cz dust in the meantime.... (just preface everything with "allegedly" ...okay, GO!)

    LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Odd, black twitter? Guess I over read that the first time, but many Americans were pissed at this garbage Madonna did.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    No the one that slings over the shoulder the one she loves. I want my money back.

  • Tlowe89

    Why do they keep getting her to troll us with our own icons.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Madonna released a statement saying what she did was not supposed to be a tribute. I didn't see it so I can't throw my hat into the ring for a rebuttal but she is a weird woman...I don't recall her ever being so strange. This is just my little 2 cents.

  • Kimocha

    Madonna just came out after all the backlash saying that her speech wasn't meant to be a tribute to Aretha.... She was just there to present the Video of the year award and wanted to share her story and thank Aretha for inspiring her.... but it wasn't meant to DISRESPECT the Queen....
    But if this is so....why couldn't she thank Aretha BEFORE she passed?

  • Bam Bam Li

    Lord!!!?????

  • JENNYJONES1

    OMG YOU NAILED IT!!!!! TOO BAD MADONNA DIDN'T. MTV KNEW WHO AND WHAT THEY WERE GETTING AND SHOULD'VE GOT SOMEONE THAT ACTUALLY KNEW ARETHA LIKE BABYFACE OR STEVIE WONDER TO DO THE TRIBUTE BUT AGAIN THEY KNEW WHO AND WHAT THEY WERE GETTING AND THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW THEY DIDN'T REALLY GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ARETHA AND JUST WANTED THE BROWNIE POINTS TO SAY WE DID SOMETHING. EWW!!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Li-Wright

    First Prince, now Aretha....PLEASE STOP THIS WOMAN FROM ATTENDING MUSIC AWARD SHOWS.

  • dru and neil

    Didn’t watch the VMAs, not my cup of tea, but just reading her speech above, sounds pretty self absorbed and attention seeking...and I am a Madonna fan. Got to call it how I see it though.

  • Victorious82

    Sounds about white.

  • dontgetblocked

    Madonna is a senior citizen trying to keep up with the young audience. She clearly never even met Aretha in her thirty five years in the business. Yet...Aretha was her inspiration. What do you expect from the VMAs?

  • hottlanta

    Really with a big old 63 x 63 photo in the background for aretha n it wasnt a tribute.

  • louiboy22

    Lol that was not a tribute, more like a homage.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I mean.... who really thought the VMA's would "do" Aretha right? That's not a show for us... NOW IF BET DROPPED THE BALL...

  • Li-Wright

    I just want to know when did Madonna go "ethnic". That looks like something the Indonesian indians would wear.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    It still cracks me up!

  • Vonn

    Y'all so mean. ??

  • Wayup!

    But somebody tell me where I lied thoooooo LMAOOOO... n for the record Luv Rhi Rhi to death like I did Madonna back in the day...I just know the music for what it is from these 2

  • Wayup!

    The Artsy ones are the WORSTTTTTTT... They the real culture vultures !!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yep, barely and "honorable" mention... they would have done better to leave it alone.

  • Shameakha Lumsden

    BrownSuga facts. But this also made laugh lol. Call the police. Absolutely no shade against the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

  • Raquel

    ???....nice!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Aretha’s death has left many singers shook, as Patti LaBelle stated, Aretha Franklin was a musical genius!

    No singer did it better for as long and consistently great [timeless classic music, multiple genres, cross-over appeal, top ten hits, among stiff competition or peers———

    Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Adele, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Jill Scott, etc. as Aretha Franklin worked her music magic...SHEER EXCELLENCE!

    Steve Harvey said ‘Aretha Franklin had more hits than most artists have songs!’

    Madonna, obviously was shook by the outpouring and her massive musical legacy, and she did her thing too, but still Aretha is unmatched!

  • Prince Zuko

    And another keyboard king pin, go eat a dick

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Tell your mother to move her face.

  • Malcom Flex

    She was high AF. Tacky witch.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    As I said...That's what SHE said...I didn't see it. I'm in agreement with everyone else calling Madonna out for being self absorbed I just felt as though it should be mentioned from her point of view.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Madonna wasn’t a talent. She was a packaged product. Aretha was a talent. Did her thing my arse.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ??????

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, as a provacteer, musical performer, not a powerhouse vocalist, i.e. ‘Vogue’...number 1 hits, record sales, successful top grossing tours, one of the leading MTV video artists, along with the likes of Janet Jackson, and can still fill arenas, Rebel Heart and MDNA Tours, 30 years later, in my opinion, yeah, she did her Thing!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I never said she didn’t do her thing. Of course she did. But again she’s not a pure talent. She is a manufactured product. Like if she didn’t haven’t bells and whistles behind her and we saw her singing on the street corner, you would stop to listen. As you would a Michael Jackson of Whitney Houston.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ok, I get your point!

    But, her artistry is her marketing ability, in my opinion. If she had worked at an Ad Agency, she probably would have won awards for top campaigns and product launches!

    Whitney Houston was a pure talent [unmatched, the way they made singers b4 MTV-Music Videos Takeover], Madonna was always an entertainer, dancer turned singer, who made music, shock and awe, and became legendary [thanks to MTV and marketing savvy]!