Madonna Explains Her AWKWARD Aretha Franklin Speech At The VMAs!

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Madonna Explains Her AWKWARD Aretha Franklin Speech!

Madonna did not mean to D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin!

On Monday at the 2018 MTV VMAs, before presenting the “Video of the Year” award to Camila Cabello, the “Queen of Pop” told a story about the “Queen of Soul” that some felt was more about Madonna, and less about Aretha!

Related: Madonna Appropriately Wears A Crown At The Met Gala!

The next day, the Like A Prayer singer went on Instagram to not only applaud the former Fifth Harmony band member for her win (SEE HERE), but to clarify that her awkward speech was NOT meant to be a full-on “tribute” to the late singer!

Madge explained:

“And just to clarify: I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin! I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way. I did not intend to do a tribute to her! That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. I could never do her justice in this context or environment. Unfortunately most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge. I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”

There you have it!

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Rihanna Skips The VMAs To Live Her Best Life In Cuba — LOOK!

Rihanna Skipped The VMAs

Looks Like She's Living Her Best Life In Cuba!

Whatever happened to Rihanna??

The Work artist was one of several music superstars noticeably absent from Monday night’s MTV VMAs (Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, anyone?), but as we’re now finding out, it looks like RiRi is unbothered by it as she lives her best life!

Related: Rihanna Heads Home To Barbados To Be A Bridesmaid!

Opting to miss the red carpet altogether, the Caribbean beauty showed up this week at a town square in Havana, Cuba — showing off her own little choreographed number while twirling to Childish Gambino‘s Summertime Magic!

Ch-ch-check it out — straight from her official Instagram account (below):

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Ah! So that’s where she’s hanging out right now!

LOVES it!!

Enjoy the time off, Rihanna!

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What Were Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Whispering About At The VMAs?!

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Ariana & Nicki!

Sooo... What Were They Whispering About?!

The MTV VMAs were LIT Monday night, y’all!

A lot of good performances, one, uh, interesting tribute to Aretha Franklin, and a whole lot of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj!

But in addition to the rapper’s strong off-site performance, and Ariana’s religiously-themed dominance, last night lent a little bit of wonder to one specific moment… this (below):

Wait, whaaaaaaaat?! What are Ariana and Nicki whispering about???

Kylie JennerTravis Scott?! Cardi B?!?!

There were plenty of theories — and some memes (below):

Hmmm….

What do y’all think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

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MTV VMAs 2018: Complete Winners List

MTV VMAs 2018!

Complete Winners List HERE!

It was definitely a night to remember this evening at the MTV VMAs in NYC!!

From Cardi B opening things up, to Post Malone and Aerosmith closing it down — along with an, uh, interesting moment or two along the way — the VMAs definitely delivered three hours of solid entertainment that’ll have social media buzzing for a while!

But while the performances drew all the attention, it’s the awards themselves that keep these shows going… so let’s run down every single BIG winner tonight, top to bottom!

Ch-ch-check out the COMPLETE winners list from tonight’s 2018 MTV VMAs (below):

MICHAEL JACKSON VANGUARD AWARD

Jennifer Lopez

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello featuring Young ThugHavana

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello

SONG OF THE YEAR

Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – Rockstar

BEST POP

Ariana GrandeNo Tears Left To Cry

BEST NEW ARTIST

Cardi B

BEST LATIN

J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente

BEST COLLABORATION

Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi BDinero

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Hayley Kiyoko

BEST HIP HOP

Nicki Minaj – Chun Li

BEST ROCK

Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes

BEST DANCE

Avicii featuring Rita OraLonely Together

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

Childish GambinoThis Is America

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The CartersAPES**T

BEST DIRECTION

Childish GambinoThis Is America

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Kendrick Lamar & SZAAll The Stars

BEST ART DIRECTION

The CartersAPES**T

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Childish GambinoThis Is America

BEST EDITING

N.E.R.D. & RihannaLemon

So there you go!

Congrats to all the big winners tonight, and all those nominated across every category!!

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Post Malone Riffs ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ At The MTV VMAs — And Then Joins Aerosmith! WATCH!

MTV VMAs 2018!

Post Malone And Aerosmith Team Up!

Post Malone was all about Beerbongs & Bentleys at the MTV VMAs!

The rapper has seen a meteoric rise to fame recently, and he might have hit a high note tonight!

He not only enjoyed his own performance slot in NYC… he also went up face-to-face with the legends from Aerosmith for an impromptu medley and some good ol’ fashioned duet work on Dream On!

And yes, Post Malone even strapped on a guitar and did his thing as a makeshift rock star during the performance, too!!

Watch all the highlights from Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, and Post Malone doing their thing tonight (below)!

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Did U like what you saw from Post Malone and Aerosmith tonight??

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MTV & Madonna Honor Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin With An Interesting Memory At The VMAs…

MTV VMAs 2018!

Remembering Legend Aretha Franklin...

The Queen of Soul will never be forgotten…

MTV and the VMAs paid tribute to late legend Aretha Franklin on Monday with a bizarre tribute.

It started with an old clip of Aretha belting it out, before Madonna graced the stage and shared what at first sounded like an inspiring story about how Aretha impacted (and changed!) Madonna’s entire career trajectory.

Great!!

But as she continued, it became an, uh, interesting story much more about Madonna and much less about Aretha — immediately after which, Madge transitioned awkwardly and presented the Video of the Year nominees and winner.

Look at all the somewhat confused reactions (below) about Madonna’s tribute to Aretha that turned out to be a long story all about Madonna…!

But wait…

Maybe there’s a reason for all this?! Here’s a hell of a conspiracy theory from a few days ago (below):

Ha!!! Love it!!

P.S. Congrats to Camila Cabello for winning Video of the Year and receiving the award from Madonna!

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Maluma Performs ‘Felices Los 4’ At The MTV VMAs! Watch The Sexiness HERE!

MTV VMAs 2018!

Maluma Gives A SUPER Sexy Performance!

Ayyyeeee!

If you read our site, you KNOW we love Maluma — so we’re thrilled he gets to shine at the MTV VMAs!

The Latino heartthrob performed Felices Los 4 and it was hot AF, filled with all his usual suave sexiness and then some for the international audience!

Watch the highlights (below)!

Yassss!!!!

Anybody got a cold shower we can hop in for a minute?! Ha!!

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Travis Scott Welcomes You To ‘Astroworld’ At The MTV VMAs As Kylie Jenner Watches!

MTV VMAs 2018!

Travis Scott Performs 'Astroworld' Medley!

With over 500K copies of his album sold in the first week, Travis Scott is obviously riding high!

On Monday night, Kylie Jenner‘s baby daddy performed an Astroworld medley at the MTV VMAs that is sure to capture him a few more fans!

Stormi would be so proud! Ha!

Watch his performance (below)!

What’d U think??

Also… what does it say of everyone tonight that 2+ hours in, Travis Scott is the FIRST person to mention Aretha Franklin???

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Surprise! ‘The Hills’ Cast Announces A Reboot At The MTV VMAs!

MTV VMAs 2018!

'The Hills' Are Alive!

They teased something BIG, and the news is finally confirmed!

Nostalgia alert!!!

Tonight at the MTV VMAs, a mid-show commercial announced what we’d all kind of been expecting and hoping for: the network is bringing back The Hills as a reboot!!!

Ch-ch-check out the video announcement about New Beginnings that low-key just went down in the middle of the VMAs (below)!!

Yassssss!!!!!

Here we go!!!!!!

Hope we’re on it!!

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