According to court papers obtained by TMZ, the late singer died "intestate", which means the Queen of Soul did not have a will when she died.
Madonna is yet to respond to the fierce backlash against her Aretha Franklin tribute.
She continued, "Fortunately one of my favorite albums was "Lady Soul" by Aretha Franklin".
After joking she retorted "B****, I'm Madonna" - she recalled how she left Paris and came back a few month later realising she had not "earned the luxury life I was living". My dream was to make it as a professional dancer. "I love Prince 4 ever".
And just to clarify: I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! Madonna said in an Instagram posting on Tuesday.
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"No to this Aretha tribute".
Somebody needs to make it their full-time job to take Madonna's mic away whenever a legend - particularly a Black one - passes away.
"You do not disrespect an ICON like that", wrote Nina Parker on Twitter. "The AUDACITY", another fan noted.
And apparently this wasn't the first time that Madonna had been a bit too self-indulgent when giving a tribute to a fallen music star.
It had the potential to be a moving moment in music - the Queen of Pop paying tribute to the Queen of Soul. You and @MTV should be ashamed. Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page.
"Wha.what is going on here?!??" "She led me to where I am today and I know she influenced so many people in this room tonight".
"I love you ty for incredible us with your handsome and powerful speech you're awesome", another fan added.