Madonna's rambling VMAs' Aretha Franklin tribute bashed

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This story has been corrected to show the MTV Video Music Awards were on Monday and Madonna's post was on Tuesday.

During Monday night's 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in NY, just before presenting the Video of the Year Award, Madonna shared a lengthy anecdote about her start as a pop star, her struggle to find her place in show business and the debt she owed to Aretha Franklin, who passed away on August 16.

However, in social media land, many took offense to Madonna's commentary, saying that it should have been more of a tribute to Franklin than simply about the singer's influence on Madonna's life.

According to court papers obtained by TMZ, the late singer died "intestate", which means the Queen of Soul did not have a will when she died.

However soon after Madonna had finished the speech, fans were quick to slam her tribute for being self-indulgent.

There was a short video of early Franklin that played before Madonna said that the icon who died Thursday "changed the course of my life", and Franklin's "Respect" played as the night's closing credits rolled.

"I want to thank you Aretha, for empowering all of us".

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Per Michigan law, Franklin's 4 kids will share her estate equally.

Madonna is yet to respond to the fierce backlash against her Aretha Franklin tribute. I am still mad at her for the Prince one.

She had suffered through a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

"I was asked to present video of the year by MTV!"

Her death last week brought tributes ranging from former President Barack Obama and Elton John to Carole King, Barbara Streisand and Lionel Richie.

"You do not disrespect an ICON like that", wrote Nina Parker on Twitter.

Luckily, we were all spared that torture, but it still didn't stop fans (and probably the ghost of Aretha herself) from being all the way pissed off that the Queen of Soul had been dealt such a dumpster fire of a tribute. Aretha or Madonna? Definitely Aretha... I Love Camila! I love my dress! AND.

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