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Internet, BET blast Madonna over Prince tribute

Posted at 2:11 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 17:23:26-04

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.

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."

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.

What did you think of Madonna's tribute?