In case you’re unfamiliar with the pop music icon, Madonna, the one fact you need to know about her is that she clearly and whole heartedly believes that everything revolves around her. All things are about Madonna.
Madonna, Madonna, Madonna.
The singer/actress put this sickening self-absorption on full display during the MTV Video Music Awards, where she was supposed to give a tribute to the late great Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Instead, somehow, Madonna turned what should’ve been a beautiful moment honoring a legend to being all about herself. Shameful.
OK, both Madonna and Franklin were from Detroit. Worth a mention. But then she went on — and on and on and . . .
“After years of struggling and being broke, I decided to go to auditions for musical theater. I heard the pay was better. I had no training or dreams of ever becoming a singer, but I went for it. I got cut, and rejected from every audition,” Madonna continued. “Then, one day, a French disco sensation was looking for backup singers and dancers for his world tour. I thought, ‘Why not?’ The worst that can happen is I could go back to getting robbed, held at gunpoint and being mistaken for a prostitute in my third-floor walk-up that was also a crack house.”
Notice how there’s not been a single mention yet of how in the world Aretha Franklin changed her life? She mentioned her name briefly then launched into a lengthy bio of herself.
It only gets worse. Here’s the rest of her little spiel.
Two large French record producers sat in the empty theater, daring me to be amazing. The dance audition went well. …
They asked if I had sheet music and a song prepared. I panicked. I overlooked this important part of the process. I had to think fast. My next meal was on the line. Fortunately, one of my favorite albums was Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin. I blurted out. “You make me feel… you make me feel like an actual woman.” Two French guys shouted at me. “You know, by Aretha Franklin.” They looked over at the pianist. [I said] “I don’t need sheet music, I know every word. I know the song. …
“I will sing it a cappella.” I could see they didn’t take me seriously. Why should they? Some skinny-a** white girl is going to come up here and belt out a song from one of the greatest soul singers ever, a cappella? I said, “B**ch, I’m Madonna.” No, I didn’t. Just kidding. I wasn’t “Madonna” yet. I don’t know who I was. I don’t know what came over me. I walked over and started. When I was finished, I was drenched in nerve sweat. You know what that nerve sweat? …
‘They said, “We will call you one day, maybe soon.” Weeks went by. No phone call. Finally, the phone rang. It was one of the producers: “We don’t think you are right for this job.” “Why are you calling me?” He replied, “We think you have great potential. You are rough around the edges. We want to bring you to Paris and make you a star. …
“We will put you in a studio, with the great Giorgio Moroder.” I had no idea who that was, but I wanted to live in Paris and I wanted to eat some food. So, that was the beginning of my journey as a singer. I left for Paris, but I came back a few months because I had not earned the life I was living. It felt wrong. They were good people. I wanted to write my own songs and be a musician, not a puppet. I needed to go home and learn guitar. That is what I did. And the rest is history. …
“So, you are probably all wondering why I am telling you this story. There is a reason, because none of this would have happened, could have happened, without our lady of soul. She led me to where I am today. And I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight. In this room tonight. And I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen.”
Oh look. Aretha finally manages to squeeze out a mention at the end of the story in the most superficial way possible. Oh, yeah, look. There’s another mention a little ways up, but again, it’s not about how great Franklin’s music is, but about how singing it helped launch her career.
Here’s what the Internet had to say:
Madonna’s tribute to Aretha Franklin is Madonna telling a story about herself while acknowledging she loved the “Lady Soul” album. #VMAs
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) August 21, 2018
Who in their right mind thought it was a good idea for Madonna of ALL people to do the Aretha Franklin Tribute ?
— NigglyPuff???????? THE STALLION???? (@IAmTHEMcluvin) August 21, 2018
Madonna presents an Aretha Franklin tribute by Madonna featuring Madonna with Madonna and Madonna as “Madonna”
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) August 21, 2018
What seems really weird is that when Michael Jackson died, MTV asked Madonna to do the tribute. When Prince passed away, again, they asked Madonna to do the tribute. And now Aretha.
Perhaps it’s time to find someone who actually cares about others more than themselves to give tributes to legends who shake off this mortal coil? Just a thought.
Source: Daily Wire
Actor Vince Vaughn Stands His Ground About Viral Trump Meeting
Actor Vince Vaughn is standing his ground and refusing to apologize for a viral meeting he had with President Donald Trump during a college football game that took place earlier this year in January, despite massive backlash he received after the whole thing hit the Internet. Folks, we desperately need more individuals in the entertainment industry like Vince Vaughn who aren’t afraid to speak their minds and won’t back down from doing so when the radical leftists in our nation attempt to silence their voices. via Daily Wire: Rejecting the political Left’s new and fierce adherence to “cancel culture,” Vaughn said he was raised “with the idea that you could have different likes and beliefs and you should respect and defend that in other people, not shout it down.” The “Old School” actor was asked during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times about the backlash from the Trump interaction and calls from the Left to “cancel” him. “In my career I’ve met a lot of politicians who I’ve always been cordial to; I’ve met Nancy Pelosi and was cordial to her as well,” Vaughn explained. “It was the only time I’ve ever met him. We said hello. He was very personable. I didn’t get into policies.” “I think people are more charged than ever about these things,” the 50-year-old actor went on to say. “But I don’t think most people take that stuff as seriously as the small percentage that’s making noise about it.” “I was raised with the idea that you could have different likes and beliefs and you should respect and defend that in other people, not shout it down,” Vaughn stated. “The people you disagree with the most, you should stand up for their right to do that.” In the past, Vaughn has been an…
Check Out This List Of Celebrities Who Have Promised To Leave America If Trump Wins
During the last election cycle in 2016, a number of famous folks in a wide range of industries were so distraught by the idea of a President Donald Trump that they vowed to flee from the country if he took home a victory over Hillary Clinton. Fast forward four years later, and basically, none of those people went anywhere. You know why? Because there is no other country on the planet where they can make the obscene amounts of money they pull down for playing music or starring in films, while also not being taxed into oblivion. It’s all just blustering. You’d think they’d be quiet about that kind of thing this go around, knowing that none of us in the real world believe their childish ranting. But, here we are, in 2020, and celebrities are once again making promises they do not intend to keep. via Daily Wire: Bruce Springsteen The Boss said he’d quit the U.S. and just might move to Australia if Trump wins reelection on Nov. 3. “I would consider that,” he said Oct. 14 during a virtual chat with Australian press, according to The Daily Mail. “I love Australia,” he said. “Every time, we have nothing but good times down there. It’s always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography, great place for motorcycle trips, it’s close to our hearts.” The Boss also went on to predict without a doubt that President Trump would lose on Tuesday, and that if he’s wrong he’ll “see you on the next plane.” Tommy Lee, drummer for Motley Crue said he finds America “embarrassing” and thinks that folks in Europe mock us and said if Trump wins he’s “out of here.” Good riddance. “Dude, I swear to God if that happens, then I’m coming over to…
Hundreds of Woke Corporations Sign Letter Opposing Election Reform Laws
Hundreds of anti-American, woke corporations have signed onto a letter opposing the election reform laws
POLL: Most Americans Still Believe Democrats and Biden Cheated in 2020 Election
A new poll finds that the majority of Americans still think that Joe Biden did not legally win the 2020...
Biden Appointee’s Organization Amazingly Wins $530 Million No-Bid Federal Contract
A close Biden associate was hired by a federal contractor just months before suddenly winning a $530 million federal contract.
Environmentalist Declares Cheese to be ‘Racist,’ Wants Schools to Ban It
An environmental extremist who says cheese is racist and it should be banned from schools.
Daunte Wright Pulled Over for Open Warrant Related to Armed Robbery, Choking A Woman
Wright choked a woman and stole $800 from her!!
Best of the Week
News5 days ago
GOP Governor Refuses to Accept Immigrant Children, Says This Is Joe’s Problem: ‘Not Ours’
*Headline4 days ago
Hunter Biden Goes On Jimmy Kimmel, Host & Guest Laugh About Addiction to Crack (Video)
News5 days ago
Woman Who Co-Founded Black Lives Matter Buys Home In White Neighborhood for $1.4 Million
News5 days ago
Biden May Send Taxpayer Dollars to Latin America to Stop Illegal Immigration At the Border
News4 days ago
Dem-Controlled House Schedules Vote on Reparations for Black Americans — Details
News4 days ago
GOP Rep. Crenshaw Asks for ‘A Few Prayers’ After Surgery Leads to Complete Blindness
News3 days ago
Report: Antifa Radicals Tried Burning Down Building with Federal Agents Inside (Watch)
News5 days ago
Black Lives Matter Activists Openly Harass NYPD Officers In Broad Daylight (Video)
News3 days ago
President Trump Lost Nearly $1 Billion of Personal Wealth During 4-Years In Office (Details)
News4 days ago
While Dem Governor Urged People to Stay Home, Top Aide Is Caught Partying on Beach
News2 days ago
Biden Implies That Minnesota Cop-Shooting May Have Been Done on Purpose (Watch)
News5 days ago
Flashback: Biden Says ‘End of Quote’ While Reading From Teleprompter: ‘Ron Burgundy of Politics’