“I love Prince 4 ever”
Since a little while it’s not unusual to see Madonna addressing various controversies regarding her performances, looks or appearance on her Instagram. Last night’s tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards was once again polarizing comments – and as usual haters tent to be the most vocal.
As you may have learnt, Madonna’s performance was even the subject of a “Stop Madonna” petition before the show happened, there were a bunch of negative comments on the social media during the show, and more comments afterwards.
We’re not sure if with the posts below Madonna was addressing the comments coming from the Twitter account of the BET Awards, that will celebrate African-American accomplishments in sports and entertainment on June 26, where a teaser clip posted after the BBMAs announced a Prince Tribute with the headline: Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We Got You.
As a matter of fact, Questlove – who introduced Madonna and Stevie Wonder’s performance last night – stepped out to defend the tribute to Prince on his Twitter – though without citing the BET Awards promo as the reason for his comments. He wrote:
because of P’s well known love for the *poof* vanishing act. A lot of us are left feeling incomplete in the act of saying goodbye. For starters it’s hard to accept him no longer being here. & in the upcoming award season for ’17 there will be a gang of tributes. Naturally there will be folded arms & shade thrown because the Purple Standard is hard boots to fill & a lot of us don’t wanna come 2 grips —w the fact that Prince–(an on the surface) face of health & invincible agelessness subcomb to something so….friggin basic.
So w mourning will come sadness & anger. 1st week I cried. 2nd week I tried to atone for his sins w gettin 8-10 hrs of sleep he didn’t get. Now anger is in the air w who (in our eyes) is allowed to mourn & how they are allowed to mourn.—none of us were prepared for his death
So I know there is gonna be ALOT of “feel a certain ways” about who you want to see do his music justice—but you gotta put that aside yall. Every Prince rendition will not be a life changing orgasmic xperience. Just to SING his work is brave enough. Again feeling are on high. And EVERYBODY wants and deserves a chance to say goodbye in their own way. But remember: there will be AMAs, SoulTrain, NAACP, mtv, GRAMMYS. And a gazillion other tributes. But the point is let’s not get ugly w playing the “Prince would and wouldn’t approve” game.
It’s hard editing and ranting and running in airport. I didn’t realize my gate bout to close. Don’t wanna get fired in the name of Prince
May We All Live 2 See The Dawn
….& this isn’t *just about* the Madge/Stevie tribute btw
Madonna‘s comment was much shorter, but not so different:
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
She was also inevitably cheecky with another comment and post:
This is my ” I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me” Dance