Twitter – During the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night (August 20), Madonna took the stage to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin.

But, rather than talking about the late Queen of Soul’s storied history, Madge went on for roughly 10 minutes telling her own rags-to-riches story.


Dressed in Malawi garb and adorned with African jewelry, the pop superstar recalled her New York City origins when she living in a crackhouse and being mistaken for a prostitute.

Of course, Twitter erupted with seemingly endless posts about the “tribute,” calling out the Material Girl for what was perceived as D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Check out the reactions from The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, Thelonious Martin and more below.