Madonna Responds to Aretha Franklin Tribute Backlash

Cardi B makes first public appearance since giving birth to Kulture

The 2018 Video Music Awards have kicked off for another year, seeing the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Ariana Grande descend on New York City's Radio City Music Hall for music's boldest red carpet.

The song of the year honour went to Post Malone's "Rockstar" (featuring 21 Savage), while Cardi B was named best new artist. But the feisty "Bodak Yellow" singer failed to make good on her leading 10 nominations going into the show as fans spread their votes far and wide.

As might be expected, Lopez's performance also included her signature stellar choreography that was a definite nod to her start as a Fly Girl on In Living Color as well as her many famous music videos.

Camila Cabello has replied to one of her own tweets from 2012 in which she said she wanted to be at the MTV VMAs - after winning two awards this year. "There is a connection", she said.

She said: "Welcome to NY everybody, I am the empress, the liberals voted for me. I panicked. I had overlooked this important part of the audition process", she continued.

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She accepted the award from Madonna and dedicated the award to the entertainer, who is a previous victor in the category. It was, in a word, baffling: An Aretha Franklin tribute in which the big takeaway was that Madonna once sang the same song she did. well, let's just say the optics weren't great.

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

Nicki Minaj rehearses for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

"So you're probably all wondering why I'm telling you this story", she said. "I don't know what I said, I don't know what came over me".

Guess Kulture's daddy wasn't here for it, but to be fair, we all were duped when the self-proclaimed "empress of NY" revealed an MTV moon man instead of her baby hiding in that blanket. "The rapper, best known for the suicide prevention anthem "1-800-273-8255", wore a T-shirt that read, "(Expletive) the wall".

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