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Stevie Wonder Joins Madonna For Prince Tribute At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Social Media Reacts

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Stevie Wonder Joins Madonna For Prince Tribute At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Social Media Reacts

After all the hullabaloo regarding Billboard’s choice to appoint Madonna to perform a tribute to Prince at the 2016 awards ceremony, viewers tuned in to see if the “Material Girl” would deliver, and well, just read on.

To open the highly-anticipated performance, Questlove gave a heartfelt introduction (which Billboard reports) Madonna asked him to write. Madonna then appeared in a purple, ruffled Prince-esque, ensemble on a purple throne to the opening monologue of his song “Let’s Go Crazy.”

She then descends down the stairs singing another one of Prince’s tunes, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” as solemn cemetery images flash behind her. A few images of Prince displayed during the instrumental break. Snoozefest.

However, Prince fans got their wishes answered (somewhat) when Stevie Wonder joined Madonna on stage. If you recall, one of the requests of the Change.org petition was that Madonna wasn’t the only artist to honor the late musician.

And, well, just watch and judge for yourself:

The reactions are mixed. Some liked it! Comedian Margaret Cho tweeted:

And many disliked it with a passion. Twitter user @ReignOfApril tweeted the following hilarious reaction GIFs:

The BET Network even got in on the shade, tweeting this below:

LOL! And to remind you how BET puts tributes together, peep this flashback of when they honored Prince with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Should be interesting to see what BET has planned!

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