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Madonna and Stevie Wonder took the stage to pay tribute to Prince during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Madonna defends her and Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Prince during BBMAs

24 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E) – The internet has once again bashed Madonna after her tribute of the iconic pop star Prince at the BBMAs . She was joined on stage by Stevie Wonder.

The two performed the tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Not only the Internet bashed her for her performance but also the network BET and other outlets. Madonna first sang “Nothing Compares 2 U” before being joined by Wonder as they sang “Purple Rain.”

Madonna then took to Instagram to defend their performance. She posted a photo of herself wearing a purple boa. She wrote alongside the snap, "Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to. Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever."

The songstress posted another video on Instagram showing herself dancing with a rose in her mouth. She captioned the photo with the following: "This is my 'I'm not your bitch don't hang your s–t on me' dance."

Not only Madonna defender the performance as Questlove also did the same. Questlove reportedly helped plan the Prince tribute and was the one who introduced it. He took to Twitter to post a series of tweets.

He first wrote: "Because of [Prince's] well-known love for the *poof* vanishing act, a lot of us are left feeling incomplete in the act of saying goodbye.” He followed it up with: “For starters it's hard to accept him no longer being here. & in the upcoming award season for '17 there will be a gang of tributes [with] the fact that Prince — (an on the surface) face of health & invincible agelessness [succumb] to something so….friggin basic.”

He added that in the first week after Prince’s death, he cried. For the second week, he tried to atone for his since by getting eight to 10 hours of sleep that Prince did not get when he was still alive. He continued to say that now, people are angry as they get to dictate who is allowed to mourn and how they are allowed to mourn. He added, "Every Prince rendition will not be a life-changing orgasmic xperience . Just to SING his work is brave enough."

Celine Dion also thought that the performance of Madonna and Wonder was great.