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    MTV VMAs Working to Craft Tribute for Aretha Franklin
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    In this July 27, 2010 photo, Aretha Franklin performs at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it.

    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.

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    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.