Madonna was chosen to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin during the MTV VMAs, and her speech is being criticized by many for being too self-absorbed.

During the tribute, Madonna spoke about going to a musical theatre audition and not knowing which song to sing but pulling out Aretha’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at the last minute. The story continued with Madonna revealing how the moment fit into her journey in the music industry, and many pointed out that she didn’t speak much on Aretha’s incredible career.