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Madonna Paid Tribute to Prince Last Night and People Were *Not* Happy With It

Film & TV

Madonna Paid Tribute to Prince Last Night and People Were *Not* Happy With It

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Last night at Billboard Music Awards, the male nipple of awards ceremonies, Madonna paid tribute to the dearly departed Prince. People, to put it mildly, were not happy about it.

Decked out in purple, and seated on an oversized throne, Madonna warbled her way through a rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U” before being joined by Stevie Wonder for “Purple Rain.”

 

Among the more prominent critics online after the performance were BET, who used the opportunity to tease their own upcoming Prince tribute.

 

 

“Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you,” their ad read. It was a sentiment echoed by many on social media. 

Among those that came to Madonna’s defense, sort of, however, was Questlove, who introduced the performance. In a series of tweets, he alluded to the disappointment a lot of viewers had expressed.

 

 

Watch a couple “highlights” from the performance, below.