Madonna made headlines for all the wrong reasons last night, after using almost 10 minutes of TV time to talk about herself while “tributing” late legend Aretha Franklin at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
The moment puzzled many, who took to social media in their droves to voice their anger at the 60 year old’s antics.
For most, her approach was tasteless, tactless, and the definition of indulgent.
But, if folk thought the Pop queen was remorseful – then think again.
Instead, she’s offered deeper insight into what happened.
Her words below…
While congratulating Video of the Year winner Camila Cabello on Instagram, Madge seized the moment to say of the drama:
“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. 🙏🏼. I Love Camilla! Congrats! I LOVE my dress! AND. I love-L O V E!! ♥️ and there is nothing anyone can say or do that will change that. #vmas #postivevibes
While she made some comments worth considering, the paramount point is that she did a terrible job – whichever way it’s diced or sliced.
She’d have been much better off asking for pre-prepared notes to read off a teleprompter, because when left to her devices she veered (all the way) down Indulgent Avenue. No excuse for it.