Madonna Defends Aretha Franklin Tribute After Backlash

22 August, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Cecil Buchanan

Camila Cabello's first VMA win as a solo artist was so overwhelming, she could hardly breathe. J.Lo also took home Best Collaboration for her Cardi B and DJ Khaled collaboration "Dinero".

"I wanna thank my family who inspired this music video", she said.

Madonna went on to explain that she "panicked" during an audition to be a French musician's back-up singer and dancer, and made a decision to try Franklin's classic (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, a cappella. "I could never do her justice in this context or environment". And I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us. Most of the tribute to Franklin, however, was spent explaining the early origins of Madonna's career.

The Grammy victor reiterated that "none of this would've happened, could've happened without our lady of soul".

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