Madonna de­fends her­self

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

NEW YORK: Madonna says she hadn’t been asked and hadn’t in­tended to do a trib­ute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards.

The pop star was scorched on­line for telling a lengthy story about the late Franklin on Mon­day’s show that had more to do with her­self than the Queen of Soul, who died last week of can­cer.

But in an In­sta­gram post on Tues­day, Madonna said she had been asked to present the Video of the Year award and share any anec­dotes in her ca­reer that were con­nected to Franklin.

Madonna’s story about how she sang a song pop­u­larised by Franklin at an au­di­tion was more about her own ca­reer than Franklin. – AP/ African News Agency (ANA)

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