Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards ended with Madonna performing a tribute to Prince, despite the efforts of a Change.org petition to stop her. She sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" (which was written by Prince), wearing a purple suit and carrying a cane, and was later joined onstage by Stevie Wonder, who sang "Purple Rain" with her.
Reactions were mixed, to say the least. The biggest diss was probably from the BET network, who, after Madonna's performance, tweeted a promo for their Prince tribute on June 26, featuring a video with text reading, "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You." OUCH. Damn.
But BET were far from the only ones unimpressed with Madge's tribute. People on Twitter began to express their outrage the best way they know how—in meme form.
Questlove, who introduced Madonna to the stage for the tribute, later defended her performance on Twitter.
Some people were confused about why Madonna was the one asked to perform the tribute.
No answer to that one, but Madonna and Prince were friends (and rumored to have dated in 1985, but who knows), and they collaborated on "Love Song," which was featured on Madonna's fourth album, Like A Prayer.
Listen, people, it doesn't matter how mad you get that Madonna performed a Prince tribute—it's still not going to bring him back.