Was Madonna and Stevie Wonder's Prince tribute at this year's Billboard Music Awards not to your liking? Don't worry, BET has some Prince-worthy shade to throw on your behalf. Shortly after the show ended, BET followed up with a finale of its own in the form of a savage tweet teasing their own Prince tribute at the BET Awards next month. Simply put: "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We got you." Billboard's decision to have Madonna honor Prince was originally met with controversy. (A petition was even started to stop Madonna from being the tribute's sole performer, which she wasn't.) Well, it appears this won't be the last Billboard hears about it. The BET Awards airs on June 26. Game: blouses.
Update: Questlove, who introduced the BBMAs' Prince tribute, has come to the show's defense in a series of tweets. In them he notes, "the Purple Standard is hard boots to fill."
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— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 23, 2016
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— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 23, 2016
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— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 23, 2016
Every Prince rendition will not be a life changing orgasmic xperience. Just to SING his work is brave enough. Again feeling are on high— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 23, 2016
And EVERYBODY wants and deserves a chance to say goodbye in their own way. But remember: there will be AMAs, SoulTrain, NAACP, mtv, GRAMMYS— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 23, 2016
And a gazillion other tributes. But the point is let's not get ugly w playing the "Prince would and wouldn't approve" game.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 23, 2016
Update No. 2: Madonna has responded on Instagram, saying, "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 also followed up with a cheekier post: "This is my 'I'm not your bitch don't hang your shit on me' Dance."