Even Stevie Wonder couldn't save her...
The internet has spoken, and they aren't too happy about Madonna's tribute to Prince on Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards.
Donning a lavender pantsuit, Madonna took the stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas prepared to give America the tribute of a lifetime to one of the greatest entertainers to ever live, Prince.
Prince died suddenly in April and shocked the world. He was 57.
The Billboard Music Awards was the first awards show since the passing of Prince. The expectations were high for them to deliver an exciting tribute to the fallen star. The BBMA's pulled out their top gun, Madonna.
Madonna started her tribute with a rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 You." Following the song, Stevie Wonder joined her on stage for "Purple Rain."
Did Madge deliver? The internet didn't think so. They went bananas.
I watched the billboard award's last night. The tribute to prince from Madonna. Just didn't do it for me. Why didn't they ask someone else ?
— Carol lee (@carolrene47) May 23, 2016
That Madonna tribute to Prince was.......lackluster
— Leon S. Kennedy (@TellTallTales) May 23, 2016
— Richard Jefferson (@Lawyers_Rock) May 23, 2016
— tayo (@tytaytai) May 23, 2016
Why would they choose Madonna of all people?! Prince had associates who are talented that could've done it with more energy & soul. #BBMAs
— Brina Germanotta † (@BriWarhol) May 23, 2016
— Mr. (@SeanABennett) May 23, 2016
It's almost as if Madonna thought that by delivering the worst performance possible she could make Prince rise from the dead.
— Rion Amilcar Scott (@ReeAmilcarScott) May 23, 2016
Perhaps the biggest shade of them all came from BET, who posted to their social sites, "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We got you."
— BET (@BET) May 23, 2016
Madonna responded to critics by posting to her social sites, "Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to."
Madonna did have a few supporters on social; some felt expectations may have been too high.
— Anthony Markeith (@AnthonyMarkeith) May 23, 2016
— MzBankss (@RobbnBankss) May 23, 2016
— Michael Thomas (@mjthomas7980) May 23, 2016
What did you think of Madonna's tribute?