Madonna's self-indulgent tribute to Aretha Franklin gets criticised by fans

22 August, 2018, 03:27 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Aretha Franklin in 2015
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Theo Wargo/Getty Images " I grew up on MTV, and this is really, like, a tremendous honor for me. Lopez also brought out DJ Khaled and Ja Rule.

In her social media post, Madonna responded to the widespread criticism of her monologue, clarifying that she "did not intend to do a tribute" to Franklin, as that "would be impossible in two minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show". "When they go low, we hit harder", Avenatti said, a combative twist on former first lady Michelle Obama's famed slogan. She led me to where I am today and I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight.

She said: "I'm fully aware that you never know when you're going to get a moment like this again and you never know when it's going to be the last time on this stage but the relationship I have with you guys, with my fans, is a forever thing".

"My life is sweeter and better with you in it", she said. I did not intend to do a tribute to her!.

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Whilst on stage talking about Camila she said: "So those of you watching at home, hi Fifth Harmony". Normani now has her first hit apart from the group with the Khalid-assisted "Love Lies".

She then attempted to justify why she was telling this story with a huge backdrop of Franklin behind her.

In 2014, her former band Fifth Harmony were awarded Artist to Watch for Miss Movin' On.

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