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From Kevin Hart who invited Donald Trump to J-Lo to be recognized for his career, here are some of the highlights of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Twitter did not pay Madonna's tribute to Aretha Franklin at [MTV Video Music Awards] .

Before presenting the video award for the year, the singer shared a story about how Franklin "changed the course" of his life – and social media users dragged she focused on her with respect to the Soul Queen.

After talking about her early career struggles, Madonna revealed she sang Franklin & # 39; s "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at a revolutionary audition.

"None of this would have happened without our soul lady," he said. "He took me to where I am today … I want to thank Aretha for empowering all of us … Long live the queen."

Madonna gave more details about her speech Tuesday in an Instagram post. "Just to clarify: I was asked to submit the MTV video of the year!" And then they asked me to share the anecdotes I had in my career related to Aretha Franklin, "he wrote.

"I shared a part of my journey and I thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way," Madonna continued. It would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and the tinsel of a prize show. I could never make his justice in this context or environment.

"Unfortunately, many people have brief attentions. , and they are so quick to judge, "he wrote." I love Aretha! Many have criticized Madonna for what has been described as a dull tribute to the tones, some saying she was trying to steal the spotlight after Franklin died on August 16, the same day of the 60th birthday of the pop icon.

Here are the best reactions:

"Obviously Madonna manages to make this tribute Aretha Franklin on her," said a Twitter user.

"This is Aretha or Madonna ", another wrote.

"This does not sound like a tribute to me," said another. [19659026] lets Madonna know that Madonna is not dead

– Katie Nolan (@katienolan) 21 August 2018