MTV Is Planning an Aretha Franklin Tribute at the VMAs

With the MTV Video Music Awards just days away, the show has decided to honor the legacy of Aretha Franklin with a tribute.

via Page Six:

The VMAs will air live Monday. Show executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Associated Press on Friday that his team is “working on a lot of different options.”

Franklin, who was 76, died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer.

Ignjatovic says he’s working to find “the right tone and the right artist” to properly pay tribute to the Queen of Soul.

He adds: “Whether it’s a performance or spoken — just something that’s organic and done in a way that feels tonally right because it’s Aretha Franklin.”

The VMAs will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Honestly, a video montage of Aretha’s greatest hits will suffice. The last thing we need is a bunch of non-singers trying to do Aretha songs justice.

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