Final night time’s MTV Video Music Awards discovered Madonna honoring Aretha Franklin with a narrative from her personal life, rubbing some followers of the Queen of Soul the improper means.
The pop famous person has taken to Instagram to handle the backlash she obtained, explaining that MTV requested her for an “anecdote” connecting her to Franklin and that the second was by no means supposed to be an precise tribute.
“And simply to make clear: I used to be requested to current video of the 12 months by MTV! After which they requested me to share any anecdotes I had in my profession linked to Aretha Franklin! I shared part of my journey and thanked Aretha for uplifting me alongside the way in which.”
The “Like A Virgin” singer went on, “I didn’t intend to do a tribute to her! That might be unimaginable in 2 minutes with all of the noise and tinsel of an award present. I may by no means do her justice on this context or surroundings.
“Sadly most individuals have brief consideration spans, and are so fast to guage. I like Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”
Try her full response beneath.