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Madonna Fires Back at BET Awards After Prince BBMAs Shade

Madonna Fires Back at BET Awards After Prince BBMAs Shade

Madonna has taken to Instagram to respond to the direct shade thrown at her by the BET Awards in regards to her Prince tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

“Wearing the jacket Prince gave me back in the day without permission from BET. 😂. lol! God Bless America,” the 57-year-old superstar entertainer wrote on Instagram. In the photo, Madonna was standing in the jacket next to the singer Marilyn. “and yes that’s Marilyn!,” Madonna added.

If you didn’t see, the BET Awards (which air on June 26), tweeted during Madonna‘s performance, “Yeah we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you,” along with a photo of Prince. The tweet has since been deleted.

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  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    I can’t see where BET asked something about her jacket.

  • princefan4life

    I can understand Madonna wanting to honor her friend Prince. And even if they hadn’t spoken to each other in years, it doesn’t mean she didn’t still care about him. Prince’s death was so sudden and his family, friends and millions of fans were shocked and heartbroken. I am pretty sure Madonna knows she is not in the same league, talent-wise, as Prince. But she wanted to honor a man who she still cared about. A man who she still considered a friend. And even though it wasn’t a great performance, I think it was the thought that counts. Also, it WAS the Billboard Music Awards. Billboard Magazine is all about chart placements and numbers. They aren’t really into recognizing prodigious musical talent, unless it lands on a chart. So for this award show, I guess Madonna really wasn’t a bad choice. RIP Prince.👼🏽🎸😢

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    Fuck BET and the rest of the haters

  • Joher

    Lmao I wonder what employee had the nerve to post that? He/she’s probably fired by now.

  • Adriano Bulla

    She made their shade (clearly pre-prepared, as they posted it when she still had not finished singing) into a joke; well, she got outfits from Prince (he designed a few for her) but where were they when he was alive? Despite his outstanding career, they gave him just ONE prize when he was alive…

    That’s the subtext.

  • Adriano Bulla

    She did it respectfully and about him; haters made it about her. That says it all.

  • devvv

    What is she proving? A picture of her in a Prince hand-me-down from 30 yrs ago? Doesn’t change the fact that her performance sucked and multiple outlets (not just BET) and fans think she was the wrong choice.

  • Minha Sincera Opinião!

    FUCK BET AND HATERS. SCREW YOU PEOPLE

  • Minha Sincera Opinião!

    She did a tribute to the Prince and not to his fans. If you like do not do your best …

  • Minha Sincera Opinião!

    Madonna also did not ask BET to say anything.. so….

  • Minha Sincera Opinião!

    She did a tribute to the Prince and not to his fans.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    should they ask at all? freedom of speech, you know…

    why she care so much what they are saying?

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  • Shaw Shank

    And fuck Madonna fans who condone her awful tribute to a genius who deserved way better.

  • Shaw Shank

    And fuck Madonna fans who condone her awful tribute to a genius who deserved way better!

  • Shaw Shank

    The crazy part is, BET NEVER ONCE mentioned in that promo Madonna or her awful tribute. They could have been talking about anybody. If anything, it should have been more of a shot at Billboard…they are the ones who signed off on that dreadful tribute.

  • Shaw Shank

    It’s about her because Billboard set her up. They are the ones who truly deserve the back lash because what they put together as a tribute from a production stand point was AWFUL!!! But that’s ok, because BET will give Prince a MUCH better tribute just from the performance line up alone. Bye Felicias ;-)

  • Shaw Shank

    Just like Madonna fans want to defend her tribute without admitting how awful it was.

  • Shaw Shank

    Amen!!! Crazy part is…BET NEVER ONCE said in that promo what or who they were talking about. They made a general statement so if Madonna and die hards want to get sensitive and make it about her, that’s their choice. It wasn’t a good tribute, plain and simple. From the concept, to the production, to the performance and people have the RIGHT to voice their opinion. So she and her legion just need to deal with it.

  • Shaw Shank

    I doubt it. Technically, the promo never mentioned Madonna or her tribute so I’m sure the person or production team is saved on a technicality. But it was funny as hell though LOL (and I highly thank them LOL)

  • Shaw Shank

    I doubt it. Technically, the promo never mentioned Madonna or her tribute so I’m sure the person or production team is saved on a technicality. But it was funny as hell though LOL (and I highly thank them LOL)

  • Adriano Bulla

    Actually they invited all band members past and present to do the tribute.

    The production was fine; not megagrand, but sombre, in the end, it was about a dead artist, not much to ‘celebrate’. She wanted it like that, she said it clearly that she had nothing to celebrate, that’s why she wanted it simple, and if there’s someone who can put on a megashow, that is Madonna, so there are no other reasons, and if she had put on a megashow, people would have criticised her for being disrespectful.

  • Shaw Shank

    BS come back but I give you E for effort. Looking forward to the Prince tribute on the BET Awards so they can show what it truly means to celebrate a life of a legend. Prince was lively…bringing life to any stage, any instrument, any performance and his tribute should have reflected that. What Madonna did was dry and drab…I felt like I was watching a funeral, not a celebratory tribute. So if she could not “celebrate” his life, then she should have left it up to someone who could. Bad part was…her performance wasn’t even heartfelt. D’Angelo performed “Sometimes It Snows In April” on Jimmy Fallon. It is one of the saddest songs ever written by Prince. He didn’t have a big stage or set design like Madonna. It was just him at the piano. His “simple” (as you put it) performance was more heartfelt and emotional than whatever that was Madonna called herself doing. D’Angelo connect to the spirit of Prince…he connected to the song. Madonna came off superficial and disconnected. I have absolutely nothing against Madonna…heck, I’m actually a fan, but just because I’m a fan doesn’t it mean I am going give props to a bad tribute or performance. And yes, bands members were invited but some declined because of the poor production…if you’re going to tell the story, tell the whole story. Be sure to watch the BET Awards on Sunday ;-)

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