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

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.


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!

[Image via MTV]

Aug 20, 2018 8:51pm PST