prince bet

Black Entertainment Television (BET) agreed with viewers who trashed Madonna's Billboard Music Awards tribute to pop icon Prince. The beloved rock singer passed away under mysterious circumstances at age 57 on April 21.

Viewers who tuned into the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, were shocked to see Madonna's half-assed tribute to Prince. The nearly 60-year-old singer -- who is way past her prime -- wore a sparkly Prince-inspired outfit and dragged poor tone-deaf R&B legend Stevie Wonder into her mess.

BET saved the night by airing a TV commercial promising to do Prince justice when the BET Awards airs on Sunday, June 26.

Social media users are holding BET to their promise.

What did you think of Madonna's shockingly bad performance?

  • Octavious Crapp

    LAWD, that literally MADE my night!!!

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Prince would be PROUD of that TOTAL eclipse of shade. ...

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    BET was the Petty King last night. Can't wait to see what they do.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Look at BET trying to get me to watch their channel again. ..

  • ?E?E?M?A

    That was trash and usually I ride for Madge. She knows she is in no lane to be doing live duets with a piano accompaniment !! Especially with a vocal legend like Stevie!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Madonna and the Billboards could have kept that boring whack asss tribute! I mean really????!!!

    I was so disappointed bcuz I was like, is that all y’all got to pay tribute to Prince a legend who left footsteps in the history of music?!! I swear I wanted to climb through the TV and thump Madonna in her thick asss neck! All I know is, if U not gone do it right, then don’t do it at all!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Who approved this mess!?!?! Both of them look and sound drunk ....could they not hear the music WTH!?!?!?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    LOL U so silly! I was thinking the same thing. BET done fell off and they gets none of my tv time but a tribute to Prince might make me watch. :-)

  • Alicia.Ashe

    They sound awful

  • product of 79

    Prince taught 'em ??? lets get IT BET... That broad made me feel ill... Thought she was gonna party... Cause lets go crazy started... But... Then...??

  • Low E. TUH!

    Social media users are holding BET to their promise.
    -
    TUH! TRANSLATION: DON'T EFF THIS UP FOR US DAMMIT!

  • Low E. TUH!

    OH LORD BETWEEN "LAUGHING" AND "ONLY" I CANNOT!!!! I CLICKED MUTE AND THE MUTE BUTTON UNDID ITSELF...NO EFFIN THANKS!

  • bemetoo

    horrendous

  • product of 79

    Who was that trying him ???

  • shell

    The disrespek

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Who chose Madonna. I guess ratings is better than quality.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Stevie Wonder
    ^^^^^^^
    ::: ::

    ... : :
    AND
    :::....:.:.
    :::::.......:.:.

    *re-pays attention in the meeting*

  • Low E. TUH!

    SMFH

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    WHY!!!!!!! ?????

  • MissyJ

    Stevie somewhere MYAD at all hail for his handlers letting him walk out there and make a FOOL of himself... Bush don't care about black people and Billboard made it clear

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I know BET better bring it!!! I want to see The Time, Sheila E on the drums, EVERYBODY!!! Prince had HITS!!!! *goes to listen to Adore*

  • Hater

    Can only agree witcha!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Well BET tribute to Prince when they presented him with the Lifetime Achievement award wasn't great either. So I'm not that confident in BET either.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    and... not Trey Songs or Alicia Keys... Laawwwwddd....

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    After last night he really like...

  • mela.reign77

    Welp, that failed. BET better bring it, they have been known to have some people up there in the past doing tributes that shouldn't be singing Karaoke let alone an award show. People who better not dare request, raise their hand, nudge or anything... Trey Songs, Keyshia Cole, Nobody from Jodeci especially K C, Bobby Brown, Angie Stone, Keith Sweat. There is more, but I'm hungry. Lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I love Sheila E! I would LOVE to see her come out for a tribute.

  • raysorbladeczar

    Loved it!

  • Hater

    LOL

  • nicelyput32

    I refused to watch. I pray BET gets it right. They betta.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    She is the truth hunny

  • harley_quinn2.0

    AKA the Yodeler from VA

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Shelia best to ever do it on them drums. Her whole fom-lee is IT.

  • product of 79

    And not tyrese? he does EVERY tribute ?

  • Maya

    Am I the only one that remembers Alicia Keys hollering and climbing on a piano while pregnant at the Prince tribute that BET did a few years ago? Lol! There were a couple of highlights, but I hope they redeem themselves this time especially when they have now publicly thrown shade at the Billboard Music Awards. They have no choice, but to be up to par.

  • Emily post

    Madonna performance was to be expected...
    I was just surprised she did not sing the songs he wrote for her...

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    YES!!!! And she is still just as pretty all these years later.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile Alicia lost her keys when she sang Girl On Fire....live. Every note made me cringe *rocks like Miss Sophia*

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Prince was holding on for dear life in the audience when she got up on that piano

  • Hater

    True!

  • Jusstlookn

    Dave Chapelle has done a much better job. She was dreadful

  • Low E. TUH!

    I SAW A GOODT LINEUP ON A DIFFERENT SITE...WITH A FEW TWEAKS IT WOULD BE LIT! I ADDED SHELIA AND MORRIS IN MY FANTASY LEAGUE LMAO

  • MissHarlem

    Rightfully so ? I knew it wouldn't be up to par so I wasn't going to waste my time.

  • MsSincerity

    BET "got us" for a "Prince" tribute, but they didn't have us for something that really mattered like that Million Man March (BET we didn't forget), but I digress. I knew Madonna's beige, octogenarian's azz tribute wasn't gonna be crap. I didn't even bother to watch it last night. I'm sorry that I even hit the play button. #sad

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    studio singer for sure and she can't dance to entertain. she should stay on the piano and call it a day.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Alicia had a nice gimmick going when she first dropped: cute braids, tomboy sexy, plays piano. But her vocals are hit or miss to me.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Celine was already THERE. He wrote a song for her too. They coulda asked her to sing his song too. She would have Im sure.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yes. Gotta have Morris Day and the Time with Jerome bringing out the mirror.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I hope they get Maxwell to be apart of the tribute.

  • LipstickANDlace

    I tuned in last night to take a peek ?
    Not even 2 minutes in ????????? no ma'am

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I have yet to see other than the clips I saw on GMA nor do I want to.

  • product of 79

    The faces PRINCE had was PRICELESS ? they bet not let Alicia no voice left keys sing? KEYS ONLY ? KEYS ONLY ?

  • Hugga Bunch

    When we have to rely on BET to save the day, you know ish is real.

  • DeeFromLA

    I don't understand why somebody didn't call Chaka, Patti, Sheila E, or Morris Day to save this mess. Hell Miguel even

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile they can even bring Tevin Campbell's azz out. Round and Round was my song back in the day

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    +1!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    OOoooh, me too!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    According to Linda Perry, they aren't relevant enough.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    and when he got up there and could barely speak... just saying, "music is in good hands".. that was so nice of him because I know he wanted to throw that damn award at the audience and sashay off the stage.

  • mela.reign77

    It's this guy forgot his name, but I saw him on Face Book and he is the truth . He did a tribute to Prince and on a few of them if I looked away I was like oh my goodness. I think the Time and Sheila E should definitely be apart. That would be so amazing! You guys may kill me for this.. but I think Jussie from Empire can do one or two of his songs justice. He has the look and the good edges. Yep... lmbo

  • SG

    They betta not!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    A beast!!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You mean like a hologram? Or more like Natalie Cole singing with Nat?

  • IZumba

    Horrible. BET better bring it!

  • iWasteTime

    This post is all i wanted it to be!! thanks Sandra!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That's the one I saw. I had Monique face from Precious.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    and stay on key :coffee:

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm going to bang the gavel on Jussie. No, no, no ??

  • Low E. TUH!

    I LIKED DIARY...BUTTERFLIES...FEW OTHERS. SHE WASN'T IT FOR ME

  • Maya

    Thank you! I'm like surely everyone remembers some of the terrible tributes BET themselves have done, but hopefully they can redeem themselves.

  • MissHarlem

    Don't. I'm waiting on BET at the doe

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    right, he has not LIVED yet.

  • Low E. TUH!

    JEROME IS A GIVEN IF THEY GET THE OTHER 2...IN MY MIND ANYWAY

  • AG

    Yes he would!

  • Orchidjones

    ...dragged poor tone-deaf R&B legend Stevie Wonder into her mess....

    That's because he couldn't see-poor fella! if he could he would have gone the other way!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I liked Diary, You Don't Know My Name and Unbreakable. Problem is moreso her live singing to me.

  • mela.reign77

    Let's keep our fingers crossed. Lmbo

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    And see I always rode for Linda based on her musicianship. Bish can go away to bulldagger land for the rest of her life for all I care now.

  • DeeFromLA

    WTF!!!! That Bish said that out loud and didn't get dragged to Hell and back, my Lord.

  • mela.reign77

    Lmbo!! Why???? Lmbo some more..

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *hollering*

  • product of 79

    I really wanna see Lisa and Wendy and the Sistah from diamonds and pearls and the other hits

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I wrote Prince by accident...I corrected it. I meant Maxwell...Chile when you trying to multitask ??

  • Maya

    The Purple one could not hold his composure that day. Looked like he wanted to walk up there and escort her off the stage!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yassssss!!! They need to allocate at least 20 min for Prince

  • Maya

    Lol!!!!! I was proud of him because I know he wanted to walk up there, grab the mic, and say "Let me just do my own tribute"! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/edde2a59e17d511a0beda99d167dd96f7f0ee2b9cfb20b45012b13e1352c2106.jpg

  • Maya

    Lol yesssss! He was too through! That was classic television right there haha!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This! The tribute isn't about whose relevant, it's about honoring the person the right way. I bet you the Grammys pulled out all the stops for David Bowie.

  • MissyJ

    I understood what Linda was TRYING to say.... it just didn't come across well.. i don't think she agreed with Madonna being the person to do tribute versus Sheila.. i think she just realized the white man don't car about what makes sense on what make cents...

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    NEGATIVE :coffee: #oldschool

  • product of 79

    The revolution was my life in the 80's? and then he came with the thick sistah that would blow any 1 out the water...Tevin was protege' would love to see him show up for PRINCE ?

  • Low E. TUH!

    "UGH I JUST CAN'T WITH STUPID"

    IN MY MIND

  • gntory

    That was straight garbage!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Just not a fan of his voice. Besides, I've watched him sing on all the episodes of Empire...I need a break ?

  • That’s Interesting

    Damn. Madonna did first come out before I was born but I never thought I'd see her like this. She is the perfect example of why some people need to quit while they're still ahead. She should have stopped a decade ago. And her tribute was ATROCIUOUS! Billboard should have gotten more people anyway and done more songs for a Prince tribute.

  • Low E. TUH!

    THOSE LAST TWO! WE SEW ><

  • Low E. TUH!

    LETTUCE PRAY...

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    this is the kind of post you leave us in for hours.... :-)

  • SpideySense

    ??????????

  • product of 79

    Baby they did DAT to get him to SHADE the room they ain't slick LOL

  • Fedupwss

    BET better put some respeck on Prince name when they do that tribute. And no tone deaf drunk singer need apply. Prince had an ear for music and a host of proteges they can pick from. Ain't got time for the foolishness.

  • Maya

    She for sure needs to be there. They were friends until the end. She will do him justice.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This list got me crying

  • stav

    I would love to know who came up with idea to have Madonna do this in the first place? It seemed doomed from the get go! Billboard said they wanted someone that was relevant, we'll they definitely got the wrong one! This geriatric thirst bucket hasn't been relevant since the 90's. Seeing her , at her age trying to relive her glory years, and still be shocking is pathetic. I hope someone does Prince justice at any tribute, because I knew that one would fail greatly.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    if that mirror comes out on stage, my water is gonna break cause I am going to lose my mind and jump up on my sofa and twerk my ass off!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Crazy part about THAT is that Wendy and Lisa trace RIGHT ON back...to Linda Perry. They all have projects associated with folks from Prince/or worked on same projects. After Linda done called the others irrelevant and NOBODY but Sheila E checked her, I dont want nobody associated with Linda to be involved after her remarks. Sorry not sorry.

  • nicelyput32

    No Ma'am?

  • Fedupwss

    She done and she finished smh

  • product of 79

    Hol up hol up HOL UP... Linda said who was irrelevant???

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I think they were for most of us 80s babies. I still have some of my vinyl records :)

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    She coulda cleared it up after it became more than apparent that she had pist folks off. She stayed silent.

  • Buttercup

    Prince would be proud of that shade. Hopefully, they won't allow Trey Songz to yodel or Alicia keys to climb on a Yamaha again.

  • product of 79

    Yo... Your lucky ???

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    BET has no excuses. They have more than enough time to get their lives right. This mess up top. Lawd.

  • MissHarlem

    Highly played themselves not getting someone with relevance. Disrespectful. Let it be one of theirs...... in any event I'm waiting on BET

  • iWasteTime

    you have a great day ma'am!!
    lololol

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    not really cause I don't have anything to play them on lol

  • nicelyput32

    Bulldagger land?? Where is that near so I can stay far far away?????

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    This is like bad karaoke or a bad cover band catering to mostly white audiences.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Said that Chaka Khan, The Time, and Sheila E were not relevant right now. That is why they were not asked. She went on to try to clean it up during interview but it was damage already done. Then she still stayed silent post interview.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yep imma twerk off Jungle Love lmao

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Unbreakable used to be my Karoake warm up song. LOL!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    No NeYo either.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Tears

  • iWasteTime

    She can't sing How come you don't call me!?!?
    he the writer of that song.
    I hate how much I love y'all

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm DEAD ??

  • DivaGraceNC

    Lord, it was horrible.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Hell to the nah, nah, nah
    ------------
    (RIP Whitney) Fixed that for you.

  • Fedupwss

    Billboard was so simple minded for that lazy sham they called a tribute.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    After watching her Unsung, I believe, he was her TRUE LOVE till the end. Don't think she ever got over the Purple One.

  • Buttercup

    Yep. His egg-headed behind should be excluded.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • Buttercup

    I think I lost my chill a couple of weeks ago. Do you think you can help me to locate it?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    "a couple of weeks years ago."
    ----------------
    Fixed that for you!

  • product of 79

    I'm pissed? so this bish think a pen and paper is they key to success... Those artist she looked down on is the sugar honey ice tea... And her doped up self can suck IT ?

  • product of 79

    Ahh mane ?

  • Buttercup

    Was that from the Sesame Street episode? "Starfish and coffee. Maybe syrup and jam..."

  • MissyJ

    Did y'all see the Laila Hathaway tweet??

  • Mystery User

    what she say?

  • product of 79

    LOL... That chile had a nice ? she can jus rock and ? tap keys now WE COO?

  • MissyJ

    "It's like your grandma died and they put the wrong wig on her" I DIED!!!

  • Buttercup

    Then she had the nerve to recreate it as if the first one wasn't a train wreck.

  • surprise2012

    LOL- in your Birdman voice. This cracked me up.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    This is not about relevance. Madonna come on. This won't even about talent. For someone as talented as Prince, this has to be about talent. The ability to nearly be able to bring what he would have brought. Nobody with usable ears or who liked Prince won't to see Madonnas old ass.

  • Buttercup

    Ohwee ohwee oooh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Welp. I couldn't make it through 45 seconds.

  • MissyJ

    No she did clear it up the next day.. but folks don't be checking for that.. you already know lololol

  • Buttercup

    I've come to the conclusion that he held that special place in many women's hearts.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I just went to her page. She hit it hard. Said "I guarantee no one in that entire room had any of the last 10 records Prince made."

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    *Nose laugh*

  • Jusstlookn

    And she felt the commercial promo that BET made was talk to her, me and you...

  • surprise2012

    I don't watch BET that much. However, I do watch the awards shows and I found that their tributes are usually pretty good. I also like when they have artist perform that haven't been performing in a long time.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    that's my song Butter especially at the end when Morris says that's it yall go home #classic

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Don't nobody want Go-Go but Crystal

  • surprise2012

    The best thing about Madonna's performance was her outfit.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    right :facepalm:

  • mela.reign77

    lmbooooooooooo!

  • Jusstlookn

    and Holly Robinson (which I didn't know she was so gangsta)
    She said she putting in for tickets and put Respeck on his name.

    Drops laptop. DEAD

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    When I heard "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)", I didn't know that was in her.

  • mela.reign77

    You know it would be so awful. Lmbo!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    A proper Prince tribute should have:
    1) Talented singers
    2) Singer who worked with Prince
    3) Songs written by Prince
    4) Songs performed by Prince
    5) No people added just cause they are Hot. Desiigner can't do Controversy, Drake can't do Diamonds and Pearls

    Feel free to add on.

  • mela.reign77

    Lmbo... okay

  • kennedy campbell

    I can see why Madonna would be fit for the performance as she is the last standing of the pop music royalty 3. But vocally someone else could have done this and maybe Madonna just say a speech

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!!! ALL OF THIS!!!

  • Jusstlookn

    The only thing

  • Jusstlookn

    After Stevie was done, he said "I cant SEE why that asked me"

    BYE

  • Jusstlookn

    We KNOW our MUSIC

  • mela.reign77

    kmsl

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Trey Songz doing Adore and Jessie Smollet doing Nikki or Nick :facepalm:

  • mela.reign77

    Heck no, absolutely not! Lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Who do you consider the Pop Music Royalty 3? MJ, Prince & Madonna?

  • Buttercup

    LMBO. As if I didn't already love her enough. Shoot, Laila could've done it justice. *hits opening notes on her Angel remake*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    When I say that is my song!!!! I love her voice.

  • kennedy campbell

    she was part of the major 3 in pop royalty from the 80s. mj, prince, and madonna. so i can see why she was chosen. but lord vocally i think she should stick with singing her own songs. maybe someone could have just played the parts that prince played in like a prayer

  • Buttercup

    You and Lil Butter both. He already loved that song, but when she did it, he fell deeper in love with it.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Hell to the nah, nah, nah. Purple Rain better have a proper person singing it. Not some ole' crap. They can be feel to invite some white folks on too as I've seen some good covers by them as well.

    Or hell they can do like Beyonce did on her tour and just play the track with Prince singing it himself.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *blank stare*

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Holly Robinson will check somebody's chin if she has to. She checked the Grammys about the Natalie Cole tribute.

  • kikifoxx

    I only made it through 15

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Yes. Bc Vanity said same. Mayte too. Hell her and Manuela holding homegoing party together. And Manuela pure married to Eric now.

    Prince musta had a very magical hammer. In addition to being...well damn Prince.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Maybe we need to start a petition for BET to put some Respeck on Prince name. Where's the change.org petition?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Why did this make me laugh so?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I don't even want to know if the list stops at 3

  • Coco

    she was not chosen, she called Billboard.

  • Buttercup

    Yes, magic stick indeed. I think not only that, he introduced them to a higher level of thinking. He was making folks lose they entire minds long before Erykah Badu did it. I think he was a dopamine addict too.

  • Buttercup

    Just go!!!!! LMBO

  • Maya

    Yes! It was written all over her face.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    From the 80s. That era...idk opinions vary. I've seen this said when Michael died and Whitney too. Folks DID include Whitney too tho. So not just 3.

  • mirror

    Hopefully they get Lenny Kravitz to do the guitar riff, Fantasia to sing Purple Rain or Jennifer Hudson, Sheila E to come out rockin the drums, Beyonce to say Let's Go Crazy, the two twins that used to be with Prince in the revolution to do when the doves cry, The Weeknd to sing and Mayte dancing gracefully to beautiful girl in the world, wish they'd let me be on the committee to put it together. End it with the song he wrote nothing compares to you still not sure who I'd have sing it though, and a huge backdrops with clippings of him while the song is being sung nothing compares to you.
    Purple backdrop with LED lights that make it stream Purple Rain and do editing wary when the rain hits the bottom it looks like a big splash is going up

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Y'all gonna throw rocks but I don't care. I liked Fantasia's cover of Purple Rain....Growling and all. I would like to see her during the tribute.

  • Sexy CJ

    Black Entertainment Television (BET) agreed with viewers who trashed Madonna‘s Billboard Music Awards tribute to pop icon Prince.

    Viewers who tuned into the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, were shocked to see Madonna’s half-assed tribute to Prince.

    What did you think of Madonna’s shockingly bad performance?..........

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Somebody was talking about eating a salad earlier. Papa John's is one of the first major food franchises to recall their salads. FYI.

    Personally didn't know they even had salads...

  • Sexy CJ

    NOPE..........

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I love the gif. Haven't heard Fanny's rendition though.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly. If we're talking bout that era, there were more than 3.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yeah, I'm not surprised that Madge was included, but that it was 3, yeah, I agree with you & HQ.

  • mela.reign77

    lmbo

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'll post it...give me a sec

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Heck I didn't either .... newpost

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This Gif is Hilarious

  • harley_quinn2.0
  • JustB

    People in my office asked me to turn it down...I just turned it Off...js

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    No idea. I just loved this gif.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Madge still the only one alive tho. So I see her being chosen for 80's nostalgia. And Billboard about albums sold/played. Those 4 sold a lot of albums. Still. It was room for more than just HER. That's why folks pist. And rightfully so. They got it wrong AF.

  • Buttercup

    The Weeknd to sing
    ==========
    I was kinda vibing with you until I got here. Nah, no, nope. I'm not sure what The Weekend calls that thing he does, but it's not singing and certainly can't do a Prince song justice. Maybe he can do the vocals on "13."

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I just pressed play .... and It wasn't that bad ... but wait .. was that it?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I love me some Tasia chile :) That heffa cuts up live

  • Buttercup

    I liked it too.

  • SpideySense

    It's phenomenal. Fanny put her foot in that rendition

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    chile Madonna and royalty shouldn't even be fonted together :coffee:

  • minkpink

    I could have done better than that and I haven't hummed good tune in 30 yrs.

  • Low E. TUH!

    TWAS ME...I JUST STARTED EATING THE DAMN THINGS. ARE WE SERIOUS??! UGH

  • SpideySense

    Mariah Carey & Sisqo should sing Beautiful Ones

  • SameoleJ

    Please tell Puffy, fresh off the hype of the Bad Boy Reunion Tour, not offer to do a remake of a song. Shoot, they can go dig Sheena Easton out of where ever the hell if it is needed. Tell Belly Thrice, there isn't enough room on the stage for her and her ego,

  • DroneRivers

    It wasn't "shockingly bad". It's what everyone expected. Madonna isn't exactly known for strong vocals. But I laughed at how she took an eternity coming down them steps. She was NOT tryna fall on stage again. BET knows how to do a tribute. I bet there will be some funk and at least one hot ass guitar solo.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I say give her the baton

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I got chills

  • SameoleJ

    Her hip, had a conversation with her and said....Bish if you fall, I will make sure you never walk right again. Knowing good and damn well, we don't belong up here!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I've been a fan since she performed at For Sisters Only :bow: Kicked her shoes off and jumped off that stage and cut up!!!

  • DroneRivers

    LOL

  • Buttercup

    She used to be the IT girl. I still remember my cousins having me sing and dance to her songs.

  • Buttercup

    Lawd. They snatched by wig all the way back with that one.

  • SameoleJ

    I didn't bother to watch, cause I refused to be angered!! I did see Ci Ci dresses though....I see Future keyboard thugging in the near future. Get Ci Ci!! My favorite right here!!

  • nekkkyj

    As much as love prince i don't watch Award shows and don't plan on watching BET Tribute

  • mela.reign77

    Exactly!! LMBO!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed. With everything you just wrote. All the songs Prince had, there was room for a whole lot of folks on the stage.

  • Nita

    I already knew it was gonna be trash so I'm not surprised.

  • free

    is she toni braxton 2.0?

  • SameoleJ

    I don't know, but she wore the heck out of her dresses.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Fantasia is a really great tribute singer. Seriously, every tribute she does rocks!

  • Buttercup

    :CRINE:

  • TheRealLee

    You got it. This eliminates the usual suspects, Madonna, Gaga, Beyonce, Drake, Jay-Z, Rihanna, etc.

  • Cinnamon Brown

    FACTSSSSSSS I woulda hung up on THAT call..... guurrrrrrllll Bye!

  • Hugga Bunch

    Trey better never even pick up a purple crayon. Ever again.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    She really does put on a great show

  • Hugga Bunch

    I'm still trying to get over Keri Hilson's tribute to MJ. Tf

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    The owe you a check! Lol

  • E Love

    Lol...

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    The chair as well... *trying to be positive*

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Petty
    BUT hilarious!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Alicia Keys needs to get pregnant and climb on a piano again..

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yes Prince and Madonna are from the same era but she was not suitable to do this tribute! Why not let Miguel do it? He would have made Prince proud.

  • product of 79

    LOL you jus reminded me, what was that BET ? listen they need to give us vocals,instruments and PURPLE ?... Period.

  • iWasteTime

    No! I like this you on the blog :)
    But if it starts to move outside the blog holla at ya girl!

  • SameoleJ

    Lawd, NO!!

  • SameoleJ

    Lawd, NO!!

  • Hugga Bunch

    Epic fail when they played a VHS video of Beyonce performing live at another venue on stage. And that ish was supposed to close the show.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Epic fail when they played a VHS video of Beyonce performing live at another venue on stage. And that ish was supposed to close the show.

  • Browneyes

    oh that was horrible times 10

  • Rayne

    I ??laughing at this. Turned off the tv and went to ????

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Prince himself has publicly criticized Madonna. I'm sure he rolled over a few times of this. 'They' knew what they were doing

  • charallday

    *maple syrup and JAM. THAT'S THE JAM THOUGH!!

  • charallday

    Lmao

  • charallday

    Lmao You said he can't even color?

  • charallday

    Team Escavedo

  • charallday

    Yasss (Morris Day voice)

  • GrapeCrush

    Lmao!!

  • Lovelove

    Yeah he would. And would blow purple dust into their face afterwards

  • GrapeCrush

    I loved every suggestion EXCEPT The Weekend. His voice sounds like he's been kicked in the cajones more than once, lol. Maxwell or even Miguel would be much better choices! ??

  • Lovelove

    And she did DRAAAG po Steebie out there. Ridiculous.

  • GrapeCrush

    Sisqo?? But why?? ?

  • puppylove

    Listen to the Mariah/Dru Hill version off Butterfly.

  • GrapeCrush

    Ok...ill YouTube it

  • Julia

    Ouchhhhh!!!! This was hard to watch just now .. I'm Hoping BET clowns on their Prince Dedication.

  • GrapeCrush

    Lmao!!

  • stanley

    Madonna and prince were friends lol.. Let her have a moment guys lmao

  • KcoolMuziq

    The worse tribute for an artist in the history of the universe! I guess it was too much color in the nominations. To bring some into a tribute for an artist that changed the sound of EVERY artist on the Billboard charts. With his style,innovation,musical talent & tireless,continuing efforts to change artist rights to own their own masters and legacy forever...

    It proves the Illuminati is alive & well...

  • KcoolMuziq

    No, it was from Prince's interview in 1996 with Bryant Gumble when he was on The Today Show...

  • Monday

    They couldn't get Cher at least??

    Why Madonna??

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    When you think about it, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna made it big (or took it to the next level) all at the same time. Hell, they were all born the same year. So from that perspective it makes sense why Madonna was asked to play tribute.

  • Cricket404

    Its a slap in the face to pay tribute to a Black legend and not bring the church, just not right.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Not even paint lol

  • SpideySense

    Because Sisqo did this duet with Mariah on her second album (i think it was the second) and they sounded fantastic. Check it out on Youtube. You'll be glad that you did.

  • Vegas1989

    I was mad too....My honey was trying to get home and I was like let stay and watch...And she did to slow songs and then 4 braids Stevie Wonder came on stage...He just sung PR at a free concert in LA 3 weeks ago...Now I'm at work still mad and just played that sorry video to bust out laughing....LOL

  • http://www.tiffanyinthecity.wordpress.com/ Tiffanyinthecity

    That was HORRIBLE! What made them choose Madonna?! But that BET commercial was hilarious. I hope they do a great job.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Yes the video made me chuckle too!

  • Prettybootnikki

    Loved that performance still to this day. Best ever

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    That head tilt is EVRAYTHANG! ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ?...?...? Let that be the reason.

  • softness1

    Yaaaasssss!!!!! and BET is going to come through. You know they calling The Time and Sheila E, the Revolution and the NPG, Sheena Easton, Lenny Kravitz, Slash, Janelle Monae, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, The Family, Appollonia 6, Tevin Campbell as is waiting on a call and so is Carmen Electra and Nona Gaye, Chaka, Patti. The Mavis Staples...Let's not forget Miguel and I can see DeAngelo too.. There are way too many people who worked with Prince that they could have called besides some goddamn Madonna.. BET tribute is gonna be lit!!! Like MJ's

  • jussaying

    and Maxwell! that's his fave artist :)

  • jussaying

    LMFAO at that commercial. I love it.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Prince probably turned in his ashes!

  • jussaying

    HOLLUP... that Whitney Shoop performance was not it. No ma'am.

  • KB

    Sydney Tamila (sp) Poiter is so gorgeous.

  • jussaying

    !!!! YAYY you're the only person who has ever commented me and known who she is :). I love her. This is a pic of her as Jungle Julia in Deathproof.

  • slim3542

    nice and messy.

  • Sexy CJ

    Lol.........

  • KB

    That was a good movie. ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Let's hope EBT can deliver something other than shade next month.

  • Tea??

    Well they better come with it because this has to be done right. I don't want to see trey songz howling into the microphone or Alicia keys trying to hold a note behind the piano either.

  • yelpforhelp

    At least she taped her neck back though.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Prince would of been so pissed if he was there

  • Gina

    Thank you BET!!, Prince deserves much better..How dare they even consider this hag to begin with. Madonna was Never known for her singing or stage presence. Her loose morals and values is her claim to fame with a few catchy yet forgettable hits..Prince was and will always be above her league musically and legend wise.

  • LeBrick James

    ...

  • barbeez

    Wow. Madonna does what she does but Stevie Wonder??? No Sheila E. No Time. Why were these two chosen to crucify Prince's song. It wasn't right. It wasn't right.

  • hottlanta

    Whoever did that promo deserves to be employee of the month with a 3 week vacation So much shade I needed a umbrella to cover it up.

  • hottlanta

    Prince introduced the world to Misty Copeland. I hope she does a dance for him. How cool is that the Prince of Funk got the Queen of ballet. It was that cool.

  • hottlanta

    Yall remember the last time Madonna got in trouble with black folks she showed up at an award show with her token black adopted child looking like she was Amish I wonder is she gonna pull him again to show how down she is with the people.

  • hottlanta

    Yep and Morris hair all Dark N Lovely shalacked down to the bone. Them was concerts back in the day when you got home you will be singing all night and into the next day.

  • hottlanta

    Er you need to go lower than the heart my dear. Anytime a man wear high heel shoes, lace tops and got a perm he knows between the sheets he betta bring it.

  • hottlanta

    Er you need to go lower than the heart my dear. Anytime a man wear high heel shoes, lace tops and got a perm he knows between the sheets he betta bring it.

  • hottlanta

    Jussie needs to keep singing songs for the kids. Prince sang for GROWN folks. Empire is not about Jussie If he left today I will still look at it.

  • hottlanta

    Jussie needs to keep singing songs for the kids. Prince sang for GROWN folks. Empire is not about Jussie If he left today I will still look at it.

  • hottlanta

    Thank you. Jussie banging all the knob he can get.

  • hottlanta

    Just read the Questlove is taking up for Madonna. He need to take that lame 1973 pick outta his head and shove it up his rear.

  • Maya

    ???? I remember that! I was so angry at myself for wasting my time watching that.

  • 19awesomegrl97

    ikr !

  • 19awesomegrl97

    hot mess

  • LeBrick James

    The Madonna choice for this tribute was kinda strange to me.

    I liked the song choice, but it would have made a lot more sense if they had Sinead O'Connor singing it, since she sang the song originally when it became a big hit.

  • S T

    Awwwwwwww "...4 braids Stevie Wonder"? Hahaha!!! harsh!!! ;0) Ouch. Awwww.

  • S T

    The K. Lol. Today, the Letter K, sponsored by Birdman.

  • S T

    God no. Please no. Lol

  • Ceezus

    Lol!! BET had that commercial queued up and ready to go!! Waaay before the show.

  • Ceezus

    A disgrace!! Absolutely horrible.

  • charallday

    Dead

  • rodt

    they better bring it

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    this is all I've got...

  • sunni_daze

    BET got some young people in their office. I swear they stay clapping ang and dragging.

  • Foxxsee

    They need to have Miguel do the tribute!!!

  • DA

    Shameful!