Many took to Twitter to accuse Madonna of cultural appropriation while others pointed out that she'd managed to make the show's only tribute to Franklin all about, well, herself.
He added: "I could tell by the look in her eye, she knew it was me. Our R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen". Also on the roster are The Aretha Franklin Orchestra, the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir and singers Audrey DuBois Harris and Alice McAllister Tillman. I will sing it a cappella.' I could see they didn't take me seriously.
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But in the middle, a story about an audition for a slot as a back-up singer and dancer appeared to get away from her, as she spoke at length about the experience of struggling to get work when she arrived in NY.
Madonna's tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV VMAs 2018.
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"I love you ty for wonderful us with your handsome and powerful speech you're incredible", another fan added.
"In the morning, my telephone rang and the man said, 'Hi, Cher, it's George Miller.' I said, 'Hey, George.' He was the director of Witches of Eastwick", the 72-year-old explained, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They asked if I had sheet music and a song prepared. "And you know, I had a baby, I carried the baby". That being said, even if family strife is avoided, the complete lack of wealth transfer planning on Franklin's part will likely result in Uncle Sam taking a huge tax bite out of that figure.
"If you pass away without it - called "dying intestate" - the legal system in your state will decide who gets your assets, no matter how massive or meager", O'Brien wrote.
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In her career, Franklin - known as the Queen of Soul - won 18 Grammy Awards and had more than 100 singles on the Billboard charts.