This content is not available in your region

No respect for Madonna's Aretha tribute

No respect for Madonna's Aretha tribute
By Euronews
Text size Aa Aa

Singer Madonna was at the VMAs on Monday - where she was supposed to honour Aretha Franklin, who died last week.

But her tribute left many confused - instead of talking about the Queen of Soul, the Queen of Pop chose to focus on her own career.

"She led me where I'm today and I know she influenced many people in this house tonight, in this room tonight. And I want to thank you, Aretha, for enpowering all of us. R-E-S-P-E-C-T Long live the queen"

Aretha Franklin performing "I Say a Little Prayer" at a gala event

Viewers were quick to call Madonna out for self-indulgence - and call out the organisers for failing to get an artist of colour to give the tribute.