MTV VMAs: Madonna’s ‘self-indulgent’ Aretha tribute & Camila Cabello wins

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Madonna paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV VMAs – but her lengthy speech didn’t pass down smartly with some audience who concept she was self-indulgent.

The Queen of pop was once asked to speak in regards to the late Queen of Soul at Monday’s award ceremony in New York.

She brought a 5-minute speech ending with her giving thanks to Franklin for “empowering all people”.

But she confronted grievance on social media for the reality such a lot of the speech was an anecdote approximately her personal profession.

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Arriving on degree, she bowed down to Madonna and dedicated the award to the 60-yr-antique pop legend.

It was once certainly one of large awards for Cabello – she was once also named artist of the 12 months.

Journalist Ernest Owens wrote on Twitter: “Camila Cabello got on her knees and praised Madonna and dedicated her undeserved Video of the Year award to her… after Madonna simply gave a self-indulgent ‘tribute’ to Aretha Franklin.

“And that describes how #VMAs treated Black artists all the evening…”

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