The Billboard Music Awards honors the best of the best and this year was no different. Aside from the trophies handed out and the many performances… It’s the tribute to the late, great Prince that has everyone talking.
When it was announced that Madonna was selected to honor The Purple One, many objected and thousands signed a petition in opposition. But on the BBMAs red carpet the reaction was all love! “Madonna is going to kill it,” Meghan Trainor told HipHollywood. Trevor Jackson echoed that same sentiment we he told our camera, “She’s dope…they picked the right person.”
Even though most people at the show seemed thrilled about Madonna’s tribute with Stevie Wonder, when asked who should honor Prince at upcoming shows like the BET Awards, several people gave their input. Both Jackson and Ty Dolla $ign nominated themselves, while model Chantel Jeffries suggested Chris Brown. “I would like to see someone who can sing and dance,” she told HH.
Do you agree? Who do you think would make Prince proud? Let us know in our comment section below. Also, click through the gallery below to see snippets of the BBMAs performances by Rihanna, P!nk, Ariana Grande and more. Plus, click HERE for the full list of BBMAs winners that included Justin Bieber with two trophies, Adele with five and The Weeknd walking away with a whopping eight, the most of any male artist in a single night since the show was revived by ABC in 2011.
Madonna & Stevie Wonder – Prince Tribute