Madonna’s Aretha Franklin Tribute Faces Internet Backlash -
While Madonna paid tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, last night at the VMA’s, many took to social media to voice their outrage at the speech.
The point of Madonna’s tribute seemed to be that Franklin had a more far reaching influence on the world of music than anyone may have guessed. As we told you, the reigning Queen of Pop recounted how she was doubted when she chose to sing Franklin's hit, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” during one of her first-ever auditions.
Many on social media lashed out saying Madonna twisted a tribute into a “biopic preview,” or simply missed the point of what a tribute is. Whatever the reaction, we know Aretha’s legacy is deeper than even she could picture.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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The MTV Video Music Awards were last night and Madonna did a speech that was a tribute to Aretha Franklin. This morning the story is that it was bizarre...they are saying it was bizarre because she told a story about herself...Madonna opened her statement by saying Franklin "changed the course of my life," but from there, it evolved into a story about Madonna's journey into the music business. The reaction was that she focused too much on herself rather then Franklin's legacy. One person wrote:
"So instead of an actual tribute to Aretha you let Madonna talk about herself for 30 minutes?! @MTV our beautiful black queen deserves better,"
Bowie Alumni Tour Sets Limited West Coast Run -
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Alec Baldwin doesn't approve of his daughter Ireland's sexy Instagram photo.
After the 22-year-old model posted an image of herself straddling a motorcycle in a black bikini. “Stay extra,” she captioned it. When Alec saw the racy pic, he shamed his little girl, commenting, "No. Just…no."
Josh Brolin was much more approving, posting three flexed bicep emojis below the pic.