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Madonna Defends Her Prince Tribute at Billboard Awards

Madonna is speaking out to defend the tribute performance she gave for Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The 57-year-old entertainer took to her Instagram account to respond to critics who didn’t like the performance.

“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 πŸ’œβ˜”οΈπŸ‘‘πŸ™,” Madonna said.

“Deal with It!” she captioned another photo.

BET even had something to say about the performance and the network teased its own tribute for Prince for the upcoming BET Awards in June.

“Yeah we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you,” the teaser said.

Celine Dion Talks About Rene-Charles' Billboard Surprise

Celine Dion is opening up about being moved to tears by her 15-year-old son Rene-Charles Angelil‘s surprise appearance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The 48-year-old singer was presented with the Icon Award by her son and she broke down and apologized for her tears on stage.

“To try to perform that song without collapsing was big enough and then I turned around and I saw my son. As a mother, I really, through this whole process of our new life, wanted to be strong,” Celine told Entertainment Tonight. “I thought I was going to make it through the whole night without tears and show strength, and love won,” she said. “I just collapsed. I’m very thankful for the award and proud of my family so much.”

“You have to be strong, but I think it’s important as well to not hold everything,” Celine added. “I tried to hold it in front of my 5-year-old twins, but my 15-and-a-half year old beautiful son is old enough to understand. Even though I did not want to cry, he understands it’s okay because it is therapeutic and you can’t take so much pressure. You can take so much strength and weight on your shoulders, but sometimes you can’t control everything.”

β€œI’m not the first woman and I’m not the last one who will lose her husband,” she continued. β€œIt’s hard, but my family is helping me through it. I hope I think people know that I don’t do music, I don’t do my passion and sing to win an award. It’s never been the number one goal. It’s to share moments with fans and the celebration of music itself.”


Celine Dion on Emotional Billboard Music Awards Appearance: ‘I Just Collapsed’
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Ciara Stuns in Seven Looks at Billboard Music Awards 2016

Ciara wears a bunch of different looks and stuns in them all at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 22) in Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old entertainer co-hosted the awards show alongside Ludacris and she wore seven different looks throughout the night, starting with a metallic silver look for the red carpet with fiance Russell Wilson.

The credits below follow the order of photos in the gallery.

FYI: Ciara is wearing a Naeem Khan gown in photo one; a Michael Costello jumpsuit and Dsquared2 shoes in photo two; a Philipp Plein dress and Casadei shoes in photo three; a Roberto Cavalli dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes in photo five; a Lexi Clothing gown and Brian Atwood boots in photo six; a Galia Lahav gown in photo seven.

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Heidi Klum & Michael Strahan Present On Stage at Billboard Music Awards 2016

Heidi Klum and Michael Strahan present The Weeknd with an award on stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 22) in Las Vegas.

If you missed it, be sure to check out all of the coverage from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. There were tons of celeb sightings, musical performances, and more throughout the jam-packed night.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Heidi Klum

FYI: Heidi is wearing an Alfredo Villalba dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Wiz Khalifa Wins at Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Rowland Stuns on Red Carpet

Wiz Khalifa shows off his two trophies backstage in the press room at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 22) in Las Vegas.

The 28-year-old rapper took home the awards for Top Rap Song and Top Hot 100 Song for his hit single “See You Again” with Charlie Puth.

Also in attendance at the event were Kelly Rowland, Steven Tyler, Seal, and Pete Wentz.

FYI: Kelly is wearing a Labourjoisie gown.

20+ pictures inside of Wiz Khalifa and Kelly Rowland on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Rihanna Accepts Billboard Chart Achievement Award at BBMAs 2016 - Watch Now!

Rihanna takes the stage to accept the Billboard Chart Achievement Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 22) in Las Vegas.

The 28-year-old entertainer won the award which was voted for entirely by her fans!

If you missed it, you gotta watch Ri‘s incredible performance of “Love on the Brain,” which she performed earlier in the evening. Be sure to watch!

FYI: Rihanna is wearing a Dries Van Noten dress and Jacob & Co earrings and rings.

10+ pictures inside of Rihanna accepting her award… More Here! »

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