The shade is SO real right now. Prince’s fans used social media to express their anger and frustration with Madonna’s tribute to the legendary artist at the BBMAs, and you just HAVE to see the memes they created!
Prince, 57, left behind some very ruthless fans when he tragically passed on April 21. When Madonna, 57, took the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22 to honor the iconic musician, the internet exploded with rage and created tons of memes to troll her tribute. Ouch.
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The internet will always be the hardest audience to please, but when it comes to honoring their faves things will always be a little more difficult to pull off. Sadly, Madonna felt the wrath of a very angry internet after she paid tribute to the late, great Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Not only was the internet totally outraged that Madonna was the sole performer invited to honor Prince, but her choice of song (“Nothing Compares 2 U,” which was a more notable hit for Sinead O’Connor) didn’t seem to make things better. Not even bringing out the legendary Stevie Wonder for an a cappella version of “Purple Rain” could save Madonna from the internet’s unwavering rage.
So, how did the internet retaliate? The only way they know how: with some (pretty hilarious) memes and tweets. Whether it was Prince throwing shade from Heaven, or threatening to haunt Madonna for the rest of her life, the memes were ruthless.
Check out just a handful of the memes and tweets below:
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when Prince's music starts playing and Madonna comes out pic.twitter.com/y698T9DpsG
— reggie (@1942bs) May 23, 2016
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) May 23, 2016
— Reallyfamous (@R3allyfamous) May 23, 2016
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