On the day Madonna's age queen of pop music turned 60, another queen left us forever.
On August 16, legendary soul singer Areta Franklin died at the age of 76.
Aretha Franklin says last "goodbye"
MTV & # 39; s 35th MTV video & # 39; s were honored with Franklin, and the Madonna herself was honored to give a speech in her name.
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"Areta led me here, and I know it has affected many people in this room!" I thank Areta for giving us the power and R-E-S-P-E-C-T, "Madonna said about the awards.
She also said that, by playing the famous Franklin song, she felt like a natural woman during an audition in Paris, that she made her musical career debut.
However, according to many, the performer did not do the work. The reason – Madonna takes the opportunity to talk about her own career and success rather than about Areta.
Reuters notes that she has not shown much respect for Franklin's memory by talking mainly to herself than to the queen of soul music.
In social networks people reacted quickly to Madonna's speech and expressed their honest opinion – too much focused on their own triumph instead of giving Franklin what they needed.
30 minutes Madonna talks about herself. MTV, our "beautiful, black queen" deserved more, wrote a user in Twitter ".
So instead of a real tribute to Aretha, do you let Madonna talk about himself for 30 minutes ?! @MTV our beautiful black queen deserves better
– Rebekah Genice (@rebekah_genice) August 21, 2018
this is just going to show. just because you surround yourself with black people does not mean that you understand what it means to show respect and compassion towards our community. @MTV she knew better and Madonna did that too. Aretha deserved better. #VMAs
– Lisa Baye. (@callherlisa) August 21, 2018
Others accused the music television of not choosing a dark performer in order to say 'last goodbye & # 39; to say to Areta.
It was not a confession to Areta, but a monologue about how an iconic black woman helped another white womansays another comment on the internet.
– Anansi (@blackingflow) August 21, 2018
So all the black artists they could call to talk about the legacy of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and MTV brought Madonna forward to mention Aretha in her long donkey story ?? #VMAs D.I.S.R.E.S.P.E.C.T. pic.twitter.com/9wAmpxH74k
– Joy Henry (@ joibella19) August 21, 2018
The queen repels the battle
A day later Madonna reacted to the attacks on her address.
In a long social network status she wrote that she was wrongly accused because her job was not to speak in Franklin's memory.
Madonna explained that she had been asked to hand out the Video of the Year award and to share a story about her Franklin career and not to mention the memory of the Queen of Soul Music. Madonna then told a story about how she played a Franklin-popular song.
"I could not give Arta Franklin a 2-minute speech, following the noise and conditions of the prize-giving ceremony," Madonna said.
And ended with the words: "Unfortunately, most people do not pay enough attention to the situation and can quickly sue."