Madonna made an Aretha tribute all about herself. Twitter wasn’t having it.

Standing in front of a giant image of Aretha Franklin, Madonna gave a speech about... her own journey to stardom.Photo: Screenshot/MTV

Twitter is angry that Madonna used her platform last night at MTV’s Video Music Awards to turn what was supposed to be a tribute to Aretha Franklin into a long, rambling speech about how great Madonna is.

Madonna talked about how, before she was famous, she auditioned to dance for “a French disco sensation.” She had to sing at the audition and she sang Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel.”

For the next few minutes, she talked about how the French producer was impressed by her, how he was going to make her famous, and threw in a “Bitch I’m Madonna.”

“You’re all probably wondering why I’m telling you this story,” Madonna said towards the end of her speech.

“There is a connection. Because none of this would have happened, could have happened, without our Lady of Soul. She led me to where I am today.”

So… the best thing about Aretha is that she gave us Madonna? OK.

Twitter wasn’t having it.

Other musicians were promoting better messages at the VMAs. Rapper Logic wore a T-shirt that said “Fuck the Wall,” a reference to Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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