The Internet Was Not Impressed With the 2018 VMAs

Tabitha Dunn
August 22, 2018

The singer beat nominees Beyonce, Drake and Bruno Mars to win Video of the Year for Havana and Artist of the Year at the awards show in New York, USA. "I'm looking at this like it's game day", Hart said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "She explained she knew the soul icon's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" off by heart, and performed it a capella, helping her career to take off. J.Lo also took home Best Collaboration for her Cardi B and DJ Khaled collaboration "Dinero". Unsurprisingly, Twitter called Madge out immediately for focusing on herself rather than actually paying tribute to Aretha Franklin.

"None of this would have happened without our lady of soul", she said. When people have said, 'You're doing too much, you can only do one thing, ' I always had it in my mind.

The rock band teamed up with the 23-year-old "Psycho" rapper to close out the show held at Radio City Music Hall on Monday (August 20) in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez headed downtown to the Lower East Side's Beauty & Essex to toast her Vanguard Award.

"I did not intend to do a tribute to her!"

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The only other mention of Franklin during the nearly three-hour show from NY was a brief video clip of her singing early in her career, and the playing of R.E.S.P.E.C.T over the closing credits. The speech, as reported by CNN and Time, opened with Madonna stating that Franklin - who died last week following a battle with pancreatic cancer - had "changed the course of my life". Their videos inspired me to do the videos I did. And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin!

Cardi said she's been blessed with fans "that you can't buy", looking into the camera and shouting an expletive.

Shortly after, Nicki Minaj came on stage to collect her award for best hip-hop and she didn't appear happy.

She then waved to the group down the camera as they weren't at the awards.

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