MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT: Aretha Franklin to Prince: Madonna’s History of Questionable Tributes

“She led me to where I am today, and I know she influenced so many people in this room tonight,” Madonna continued. “I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen.” Continue reading MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT: Aretha Franklin to Prince: Madonna’s History of Questionable Tributes

MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Madonna Responds to Backlash Following Her Aretha Franklin Tribute

“Just 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!” she Instagrammed alongside a picture of herself with Cabello. “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,” she continued. “I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T. I Love Camila! 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.” Continue reading MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Madonna Responds to Backlash Following Her Aretha Franklin Tribute

MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Aretha Franklin: Soul singer endured tumultuous childhood to conquer the world and demand Respect

Despite her hardships she managed to open up a new audience in the 1980s with the release of the Who’s Zoomin’ Who album and its accompanying hit, performed with Eurythmics, Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves. Continue reading MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Aretha Franklin: Soul singer endured tumultuous childhood to conquer the world and demand Respect

MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” Franklin’s family said. Continue reading MLST CELEBRITY AND ENTERTAINMENT:Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died