Fans Are Upset That the VMAs Failed to Pay Tribute to the Late Avicii

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The 2018 Video Music Awards were jam-packed with memorable moments. From Shawn Mendes‘ very wet performance of “In My Blood” to Tiffany Haddish‘s Fifth Harmony diss that caused Nicki Minaj to fire back, this year’s show did not disappoint in the entertainment department. But viewers are, understandably, very upset that one moment didn’t happen: a tribute to the late Avicii.

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The 28-year-old Swedish musician, who died by suicide in April, left such a big mark on the music scene, which was made evident tonight by his win for Best Dance Video, shared with Rita Ora. And while the British crooner did make sure to shout the DJ out, giving him the respect he so rightfully deserves, there was no moment in the night specifically dedicated to Avicii… that didn’t go unnoticed by fans. No tribute, no speech, no moment of silence: nothing.

Fans of the musical powerhouse quickly took to Twitter to show their disgust and anger.

It’s important to note that the VMAs did not do an official ‘In Memoriam’ section, but did honor Aretha Franklin, who passed away last week. So, what gives??