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2016 Billboard Music Awards - Prince Tribute by Madonna (SPOILER WARNING)

http://www.billboard.com/...sic-awards



The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday, May 22, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from Las Vegas.


To discuss the awards show and other performers you can post here http://prince.org/msg/8/425989

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Reply #1 posted 05/22/16 5:11pm

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If you want to know about how the music business feels about Prince: They open the BBMA with ten freaking minutes of Britney Spears.

Highlarious.

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[Edited 5/22/16 17:25pm]

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Reply #2 posted 05/22/16 5:30pm

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suomynona said:

If you want to know about how the music business feels about Prince? They open the BBMA with Britney Spears.

Highlarious.


You expect the whole show to be about Prince?

Anyway, the first acceptance speech by The Weeknd was a beautiful, emotional dedication to Prince. He reminded all of us that the last TV appearance by Prince was when he presented an award to him at the AMA's.

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #3 posted 05/22/16 5:30pm

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suomynona said:

If you want to know about how the music business feels about Prince: They open the BBMA with ten freaking minutes of Britney Spears.

Highlarious.

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[Edited 5/22/16 17:25pm]

Ten minutes of awful lipsyncing as well

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Reply #4 posted 05/22/16 5:35pm

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Dolphinking23 said:

suomynona said:

If you want to know about how the music business feels about Prince: They open the BBMA with ten freaking minutes of Britney Spears.

Highlarious.

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[Edited 5/22/16 17:25pm]

Ten minutes of awful lipsyncing as well


You might be the only one that was actually looking at her face. lol

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #5 posted 05/22/16 5:36pm

emesem

Brutal opening. Seriously call me a hypocrite but didn they really need to start with Work Bitch and the go to another song about "work" which of course is a horrible reference to sexual exploitation.

Oh look more sexy stripper moves. Jfc was Tipper right after all?
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Reply #6 posted 05/22/16 5:41pm

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If i have to sit thru much more of this, idk..i think ill just let the rest of it record...
I see Britney's 'comeback' was more about showing off her body than anything else..Awful
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Reply #7 posted 05/22/16 5:43pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

suomynona said:

If you want to know about how the music business feels about Prince? They open the BBMA with Britney Spears.

Highlarious.


You expect the whole show to be about Prince?

Anyway, the first acceptance speech by The Weeknd was a beautiful, emotional dedication to Prince. He reminded all of us that the last TV appearance by Prince was when he presented an award to him at the AMA's.

nod cool

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Reply #8 posted 05/22/16 5:46pm

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I know that Roger Friedman is a crusty old gossip dude, but I found his column today rather amusing

http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/05/22/fail-billboard-awards-choose-madonna-instead-of-real-prince-artists-for-tv-tribute my fav quote wink

"So Prince will get a very white tribute from someone who had nothing to do with him. It’s like having Celine Dion salute James Brown."

[Edited 5/22/16 17:48pm]

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #9 posted 05/22/16 5:46pm

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Uggghh. Its like a train wreck. I cant look away.
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Reply #10 posted 05/22/16 5:52pm

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Ditto that.

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Reply #11 posted 05/22/16 5:57pm

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metallicjigolo said:

Uggghh. Its like a train wreck. I cant look away.


That's 90% of every music award show for ya. Unwatchable shit like the people's choice and Billboard are the worst though. Just a bunch of fakes. That's why the best thing they could have done would have been play "Purple Rain" on a black screen. But that's not hip. It won't sell Bud Light and shitty cellphone plans. Let's have someone who hasn't had ANYTHING to do with his career since 1989. And don't anyone say that she was at Paisley recently. So were a lot of fans who likely have seen him more than she has in the last 27 years. Maybe they are the ones that should be doing the tribute.

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Reply #12 posted 05/22/16 5:57pm

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Goddess4Real said:

I know that Roger Friedman is a crusty old gossip dude, but I found his column today rather amusing

http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/05/22/fail-billboard-awards-choose-madonna-instead-of-real-prince-artists-for-tv-tribute my fav quote wink

"So Prince will get a very white tribute from someone who had nothing to do with him. It’s like having Celine Dion salute James Brown."

[Edited 5/22/16 17:48pm]

Again interesting but again turning this into a racial stance is foolish and disrespectful. For me it is a weak thrown together tribute, similar to GaGa on Bowie because GaGa was a CBS fave and they wanted to use her down the line for something so they gave her the Bowie stage. Not really sure the where the guy who had the most racially diverse audience all of a sudden became the guy to use the race card with on social media rants.


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Reply #13 posted 05/22/16 5:57pm

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That was low even on the beiber scale
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Reply #14 posted 05/22/16 5:59pm

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suomynona said:

metallicjigolo said:

Uggghh. Its like a train wreck. I cant look away.


That's 90% of every music award show for ya. Unwatchable shit like the people's choice and Billboard are the worst though. Just a bunch of fakes. That's why the best thing they could have done would have been play "Purple Rain" on a black screen. But that's not hip. It won't sell Bud Light and shitty cellphone plans. Let's have someone who hasn't had ANYTHING to do with his career since 1989. And don't anyone say that she was at Paisley recently. So were a lot of fans who likely have seen him more than she has in the last 27 years. Maybe they are the ones that should be doing the tribute.

I am still curious on Linda Perry's relevant talk, Madonna hasnt had a hit or gotten radio play in ages, and this show is being hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, are they relevant in the Linda Perry philosphy of relevance? don't get it


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Reply #15 posted 05/22/16 6:00pm

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This awards is torture
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Reply #16 posted 05/22/16 6:00pm

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Revolution said:

That was low even on the beiber scale

Awful.


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Reply #17 posted 05/22/16 6:03pm

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Goddess4Real said:

I know that Roger Friedman is a crusty old gossip dude, but I found his column today rather amusing

http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/05/22/fail-billboard-awards-choose-madonna-instead-of-real-prince-artists-for-tv-tribute my fav quote wink

"So Prince will get a very white tribute from someone who had nothing to do with him."


Very white? Interesting ... never knew Stevie Wonder and Questlove were white. rolleyes

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #18 posted 05/22/16 6:08pm

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lastdecember said:

I am still curious on Linda Perry's relevant talk, Madonna hasnt had a hit or gotten radio play in ages, and this show is being hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, are they relevant in the Linda Perry philosphy of relevance? don't get it


I think we can agree that other than Stevie Wonder, nothing about this show is relevant to Prince.

That all of the people in that audience (not including Stevie) combined could not scratch the surface of Prince's talent.

Let's face it. The only reason we're here is to hate on all of the nonsense. Trying to make sense of it? It's simple. Everyone at that show is there to sell something. Why is Jessica Alba at a music awards show? Says everything anyone needs to know.

They aren't honoring talent at these awards. They're giving awards based on the public's terrible taste in music. Yay for them.

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Reply #19 posted 05/22/16 6:13pm

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That was low even on the beiber scale
So lame. Brit and Luda are my home state peeps but it don't mean a thang.
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Reply #20 posted 05/22/16 6:14pm

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lastdecember said:



Goddess4Real said:


I know that Roger Friedman is a crusty old gossip dude, but I found his column today rather amusing


http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/05/22/fail-billboard-awards-choose-madonna-instead-of-real-prince-artists-for-tv-tribute my fav quote wink



"So Prince will get a very white tribute from someone who had nothing to do with him. It’s like having Celine Dion salute James Brown."


[Edited 5/22/16 17:48pm]




Again interesting but again turning this into a racial stance is foolish and disrespectful. For me it is a weak thrown together tribute, similar to GaGa on Bowie because GaGa was a CBS fave and they wanted to use her down the line for something so they gave her the Bowie stage. Not really sure the where the guy who had the most racially diverse audience all of a sudden became the guy to use the race card with on social media rants.


--- Billboard made it racial when they did not ask one single black person to be in the tribute or anyone that actually worked with Prince. I said it before why could Madonna have not done this with other Prince related artist? She is not hot on the charts right now so what makes her so relevant.
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Reply #21 posted 05/22/16 6:16pm

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Oh, I may have to wait to see it on YouTube ...I just don't think I can make it through this ,,l,
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Reply #22 posted 05/22/16 6:16pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

suomynona said:

If you want to know about how the music business feels about Prince? They open the BBMA with Britney Spears.

Highlarious.


You expect the whole show to be about Prince?

Anyway, the first acceptance speech by The Weeknd was a beautiful, emotional dedication to Prince. He reminded all of us that the last TV appearance by Prince was when he presented an award to him at the AMA's.

Yeah, if they had taste.

Brand new boogie without the hero.
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Reply #23 posted 05/22/16 6:18pm

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Pokeno4Money said:



Goddess4Real said:


I know that Roger Friedman is a crusty old gossip dude, but I found his column today rather amusing


http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/05/22/fail-billboard-awards-choose-madonna-instead-of-real-prince-artists-for-tv-tribute my fav quote wink



"So Prince will get a very white tribute from someone who had nothing to do with him."




Very white? Interesting ... never knew Stevie Wonder and Questlove were white. rolleyes


-- Are they involved in the tribute? Or are they just flashing the camera on them.
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Reply #24 posted 05/22/16 6:18pm

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It was actually 7 and a half minutes of Britney. She looked great. Had pre-recorded vocals and was a bad performance but to the rest of the world it will be seen as iconic. I love Britney but no, she can't perform like in her prime anymore. 15 years ago she could dance her ass off.

Justin Bieber is absolute shit. The guy lip-synched the hell out of that performance and barely even moved. No wonder people have such low standards today.

I loved that The Weeknd dedicated his award to P. Beautiful, thank you heart

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Reply #25 posted 05/22/16 6:19pm

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suomynona said:

lastdecember said:


I think we can agree that other than Stevie Wonder, nothing about this show is relevant to Prince.

That all of the people in that audience (not including Stevie) combined could not scratch the surface of Prince's talent.

Let's face it. The only reason we're here is to hate on all of the nonsense. Trying to make sense of it? It's simple. Everyone at that show is there to sell something. Why is Jessica Alba at a music awards show? Says everything anyone needs to know.

They aren't honoring talent at these awards. They're giving awards based on the public's terrible taste in music. Yay for them.

Agree


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Reply #26 posted 05/22/16 6:19pm

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I don't think I can stomach watching it ill , they have the same people on every year, I will wait til the Prince tribute is online.

[Edited 5/22/16 18:21pm]

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #27 posted 05/22/16 6:22pm

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It's been a pretty disappointing show so far.

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laurarichardson said:

Pokeno4Money said:


Very white? Interesting ... never knew Stevie Wonder and Questlove were white. rolleyes

-- Are they involved in the tribute? Or are they just flashing the camera on them.


There's a video of Madonna and Stevie singing Purple Rain in rehearsal. And yes, Questlove wrote a tribute for tonight. Not sure if he's performing or just speaking.

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #29 posted 05/22/16 6:22pm

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laurarichardson said:

lastdecember said:

Again interesting but again turning this into a racial stance is foolish and disrespectful. For me it is a weak thrown together tribute, similar to GaGa on Bowie because GaGa was a CBS fave and they wanted to use her down the line for something so they gave her the Bowie stage. Not really sure the where the guy who had the most racially diverse audience all of a sudden became the guy to use the race card with on social media rants.

--- Billboard made it racial when they did not ask one single black person to be in the tribute or anyone that actually worked with Prince. I said it before why could Madonna have not done this with other Prince related artist? She is not hot on the charts right now so what makes her so relevant.


I might be wrong, but I believe both Stevie & Questlove are black. And maybe Prince related artists have more respect for themselves to appear on a god awful show -- being forced to share the stage with someone who had next to nothing to do with Prince.

Who knows. This show has as much to do with music as Greys Anatomy has to do with how a hospital actually runs.

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