She received a lot of criticism after her speech about Aretha Franklin during the MTV VMA’s. According to many, went to her talk mainly about herself instead of about The Queen of Soul. Madonna defends itself, and in the meantime that criticism, as we read on her Instagram.
“Just to be clear: I was by MTV and asked to see the Video of the Year to present! And when they asked me to have some anecdotes to share about my career which is linked were to Aretha Franklin. I have a part of my “journey” I explained and thank Aretha for her inspiration during this journey. It was absolutely no homage, because then I had to 2 minutes and really never had enough during such a busy award show. I would never have enough honor to be able to prove in such a situation. Unfortunately, some people have a short attention span and judging them quickly. I love Aretha, R. E. S. P. E. C. T.!”, says Madonna in her message on Instagram.