Madonna Responds to Critics of Her Prince Tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Sunday night (May 22) in Las Vegas, Madonna saluted her friend and collaborator Prince with a two-song performance at the Billboard Music Awards. Paying tribute to the late legend at the Las Vegas show, she performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Rain,” which included a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder. Madonna took to social media today to respond to critics of the production.
“Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to,” she wrote. “Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever.”
Shortly after, she posted a video of her dancing, along with the caption, “This is my ‘I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me’ Dance,” quoting her 1994 hit “Human Nature.”
Also joining the chorus was Céline Dion, who said Madonna did an “incredible job” of covering Prince on the BBMAs stage.