Madonna's VMA Speech Vs. Chris Stapleton - Tributes To Aretha Franklin

Many celebrities have been pouring their heart, soul and talent into tributes following Aretha Franklin's passing. Listen to Madonna's speech from the MTV VMA awards and Chris Stapleton's performance of "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man."

Chris Stapleton told the crowd, “She is the greatest singer that ever lived,” then added, “I would never presume to sing an Aretha Franklin song but in tribute to her tonight, I’ll give it my best shot.”

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Madonna received backlash for her tribute to the Queen of Soul. In case you missed the twitter frenzy - here ya go. 

In all fairness to another ICONIC music legend, Madonna explained the connection between her stories and her personal music hero. People have a tendency to knee jerk and be quick to judge - especially when it's Madonna. Have a listen - was Madonna talking about herself OR was she showing respect for someone who motivated and inspired her to greatness? 

While I'm not judging Madge's Aretha tribute, I'm totally wondering what the heck was up with that outfit. Girl looks like a ginormous wind chime. Judging over. 

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