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Thread started 01/07/20 10:56pm

SoftSkarlettLo
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It's 2020. What do you think of Madonna's P tribute now?

I admit, in 2016 when Madonna performed her P tribute, I didn't watch much of it, and what I did watch of it, I couldn't keep a straight face.

Now I've watched it after-the-fact, I realise that the tribute, while poorly performed, was appropiately planned. Prince was a quiet, romantic man and perhaps best known for his slow, moody songs like Purple Rain and Nothing Compares 2 U, because he wanted to evoke spirituality and human bonding in a loving, sensual way. It wouldn't make purpose if the tribute was loud, banging music - really. Yes, Prince made a lot of loud, dancey music, but he is known more for being quiet and romantic - it was part of his mysterious image.

The planning for the tribute was appropiate and relevant. Madonna knew P more than the public did, so she had good intentions.

So yeah, I've changed my mind about Madonna's tribute - of course people wouldn't go too nuts over planning a tribute for P like they would for MJ - two completely different artists and people. The appearance of Steve Wonder wasn't bad either. I just don't think people should go "oh, Prince was so wonderful, he was so great... humble yourself like he" - doesn't make sense. So the tribute was ahead of its' time, in that people "didn't get it" and just got angry.

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Reply #1 posted 01/08/20 12:16am

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I thought it was horrible then, and I think it is just as horrible now.

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Reply #2 posted 01/08/20 1:26am

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I don't think of it at all.

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Reply #3 posted 01/08/20 1:58am

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We should respect artists more.

Her intentious were absoluty good.

Her performance was maybe mediocre to others.

But she did what she wanted to do for a good old friend, and that is to pay tribute in her own way through a public performance.

Don't forget they have the same age, it make you think of your own mortality.

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All other tributes were different, good, mediocre or great.

Respect what people do for other artists.

It also reminds them of what could happen to them personally.

It's about the intention towards a coleague.

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Reply #4 posted 01/08/20 3:07am

RJOrion

hadnt thought about it, but since u asked, its still trash
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Reply #5 posted 01/08/20 5:03am

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It’s 2020 and it’s still shit.
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Reply #6 posted 01/08/20 7:18am

partyup77

I loved it then and love it now. It was sincere and heartfelt. I love Madonna.

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Reply #7 posted 01/08/20 7:37am

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The sincerity was definately there.

Time need to think it out more. I know 'happier' songs can come across as not respectful, but I think more upbeat songs would have done her tribute justice.

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Reply #8 posted 01/08/20 7:37am

2020

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We dont.

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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Reply #9 posted 01/08/20 3:32pm

kingricefan

I like Sheila E's much better. biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 01/08/20 5:28pm

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It was an absolute shit-fest that made me question humanitys worthiness to continue. Besides that, it was fine.

Seriously, she should still be embarrassed by that garbage.

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Reply #11 posted 01/09/20 8:02am

nextedition

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Cant believe how people trash this. Its a tribute, doesnt have to be perfect. She is singing for a collegue she knew personally (unlike people who trash this performance) for years who died. What do you expect?
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Reply #12 posted 01/09/20 5:14pm

recordmanben

Didn't she do Pussy Control? I thought that was pretty cool. I haven't watched it since it happened but as a tribute from one artist to another it was done with love even if it was mostly shit. I haven't dug anything she's done recently anyway and I don't think she's worth the high ticket prices she has for her concerts so.. that's my 2 cents.

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Reply #13 posted 01/10/20 5:08am

NouveauDance

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Thanks for the reminder confused doody

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nextedition said:

Cant believe how people trash this. Its a tribute, doesnt have to be perfect. She is singing for a collegue she knew personally (unlike people who trash this performance) for years who died. What do you expect?

I don't expect tacky self-aggrandising and slap-dash fancy dress karaoke. Oh wait, it's Madonna, yes I do.

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[Edited 1/10/20 5:11am]

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Reply #14 posted 01/10/20 5:26am

rogifan

It was garbage then and it's still garbage now. No thought put into it whatsoever. As bad as Bruno Mars at the Grammys, which was just bad karaoke.

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Reply #15 posted 01/10/20 11:36am

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I do love when people qualify the performance with emphasis on "she knew him personally," as if knowing someone personally absolves you from doing a lackluster tribute to them. If anything that makes it even more egregious.

And Madonna fans know they'd trash someone diluting her career to outfits she wore 40 years ago and "Like a Virgin" or "Material Girl," don't get it twisted.

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Reply #16 posted 01/10/20 11:40am

LoveGalore

The only tribute that's been worth a shit was the D'angelo one, imo.

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Madonna's was pretty bad and so was Sheila E's. Hardcore cringe when Sheila tried to slide on the stage and it looked like she was about to hurt herself. On top of her hoarse, mumbled vocals. Pass.

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Can't wait for this new tribute coming up to see even more hoarse mumbling from her and the Revolution.

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Reply #17 posted 01/10/20 12:18pm

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LoveGalore said:

The only tribute that's been worth a shit was the D'angelo one, imo.

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Madonna's was pretty bad and so was Sheila E's. Hardcore cringe when Sheila tried to slide on the stage and it looked like she was about to hurt herself. On top of her hoarse, mumbled vocals. Pass.

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Can't wait for this new tribute coming up to see even more hoarse mumbling from her and the Revolution.


Dressing up like Prince and acting like Prince is NOT a tribute to Prince, so yeah, perhaps D'Angelo was one of the few who got it right.

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Reply #18 posted 01/10/20 2:08pm

WhisperingDand
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It's specifically the June of 1984 fashion dressing I take umbridge with. If someone did cosplay in those slick Musicology-era suits he used to rock I'd probably be down.

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Reply #19 posted 01/10/20 3:26pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

I admit, in 2016 when Madonna performed her P tribute, I didn't watch much of it, and what I did watch of it, I couldn't keep a straight face.

Now I've watched it after-the-fact, I realise that the tribute, while poorly performed, was appropiately planned. Prince was a quiet, romantic man and perhaps best known for his slow, moody songs like Purple Rain and Nothing Compares 2 U, because he wanted to evoke spirituality and human bonding in a loving, sensual way. It wouldn't make purpose if the tribute was loud, banging music - really. Yes, Prince made a lot of loud, dancey music, but he is known more for being quiet and romantic - it was part of his mysterious image.

The planning for the tribute was appropiate and relevant. Madonna knew P more than the public did, so she had good intentions.

So yeah, I've changed my mind about Madonna's tribute - of course people wouldn't go too nuts over planning a tribute for P like they would for MJ - two completely different artists and people. The appearance of Steve Wonder wasn't bad either. I just don't think people should go "oh, Prince was so wonderful, he was so great... humble yourself like he" - doesn't make sense. So the tribute was ahead of its' time, in that people "didn't get it" and just got angry.

I thought Madonna's tribute was terrible in 2016 and still do now. She is unable to sing Prince's music.

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Reply #20 posted 01/10/20 3:42pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

I admit, in 2016 when Madonna performed her P tribute, I didn't watch much of it, and what I did watch of it, I couldn't keep a straight face.

Now I've watched it after-the-fact, I realise that the tribute, while poorly performed, was appropiately planned. Prince was a quiet, romantic man and perhaps best known for his slow, moody songs like Purple Rain and Nothing Compares 2 U, because he wanted to evoke spirituality and human bonding in a loving, sensual way. It wouldn't make purpose if the tribute was loud, banging music - really. Yes, Prince made a lot of loud, dancey music, but he is known more for being quiet and romantic - it was part of his mysterious image.

The planning for the tribute was appropiate and relevant. Madonna knew P more than the public did, so she had good intentions.

So yeah, I've changed my mind about Madonna's tribute - of course people wouldn't go too nuts over planning a tribute for P like they would for MJ - two completely different artists and people. The appearance of Steve Wonder wasn't bad either. I just don't think people should go "oh, Prince was so wonderful, he was so great... humble yourself like he" - doesn't make sense. So the tribute was ahead of its' time, in that people "didn't get it" and just got angry.

It made me cringe....I DO feel she came from a good place...but unfortunately for her,

Princes Music is not easy to sing...and Her performance highlighted her vocal weaknesses....

J Los tribute on the other hand was FIRE...

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Reply #21 posted 01/10/20 3:50pm

thedoorkeeper

Sharing the stage with Stevie Wonder was a misjudgment on Madonna's part. He blew her away. His vocals highlighted how weak her vocals were.
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Reply #22 posted 01/10/20 4:09pm

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Prince is music. Madonna is marketing
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Reply #23 posted 01/10/20 5:03pm

kingricefan

LoveGalore said:

The only tribute that's been worth a shit was the D'angelo one, imo.

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Madonna's was pretty bad and so was Sheila E's. Hardcore cringe when Sheila tried to slide on the stage and it looked like she was about to hurt herself. On top of her hoarse, mumbled vocals. Pass.

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Can't wait for this new tribute coming up to see even more hoarse mumbling from her and the Revolution.

Perhaps Sheila's hoarse and mumbled vocals were due to her emotions welling up inside her? Did you see her face (and Mayte's) when she was finished? To me she looked like she was in emotional pain and there was anger underneath that as she looked out on the crowd. I can only imagine what she might have been thinking at that moment. Something along the lines of 'Y'all better recognize that one of, if not THE, greatest musician/artist the world has ever known is now gone and we will never be blessed with his presence/love again.' She probably felt that this performance was going to be the one true lasting tribute from her that she was ever going to deliver onstage. Her emotions were raw. She loved Prince, everyone knew it. I give her and Mayte major props for their performance that night.

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Reply #24 posted 01/10/20 5:17pm

RJOrion

grantevans said:

Prince is music. Madonna is marketing



great comment
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Reply #25 posted 01/11/20 8:50am

2020

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RJOrion said:

grantevans said:
Prince is music. Madonna is marketing
great comment

Great comment indeed

[Edited 1/11/20 16:54pm]

[Edited 1/11/20 16:54pm]

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
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Reply #26 posted 01/13/20 7:53pm

macaylasdad

I have taken better dumps than that performance!

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Reply #27 posted 01/13/20 10:54pm

masaba

kingricefan said:



LoveGalore said:


The only tribute that's been worth a shit was the D'angelo one, imo.


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Madonna's was pretty bad and so was Sheila E's. Hardcore cringe when Sheila tried to slide on the stage and it looked like she was about to hurt herself. On top of her hoarse, mumbled vocals. Pass.


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Can't wait for this new tribute coming up to see even more hoarse mumbling from her and the Revolution.



Perhaps Sheila's hoarse and mumbled vocals were due to her emotions welling up inside her? Did you see her face (and Mayte's) when she was finished? To me she looked like she was in emotional pain and there was anger underneath that as she looked out on the crowd. I can only imagine what she might have been thinking at that moment. Something along the lines of 'Y'all better recognize that one of, if not THE, greatest musician/artist the world has ever known is now gone and we will never be blessed with his presence/love again.' She probably felt that this performance was going to be the one true lasting tribute from her that she was ever going to deliver onstage. Her emotions were raw. She loved Prince, everyone knew it. I give her and Mayte major props for their performance that night.

I agree 100%. Sheila's tribute was the only I felt was worth watching, the only one that felt appropriate and the only one that made me feel anything, period. She was up there performing for Prince. Emotional, raw tribute... she couldn't even hold back the fuck in erotic city haha. Good choice of songs too. Trying to sing his ballads to him? For him? Is stupid. Sing that shit to your bitch or to your man or to God. Don't sing it to prince, that's not funky.
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Reply #28 posted 01/14/20 10:26am

JoeyCococo

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I thought it was horrible then, and I think it is just as horrible now.

The best way to put it is, she was totally outclassed live by the BET show performers. Just singing a song by Prince is not going to cut it when he set the bar SO SO high himself. Unless of course, you can blow people away with some extraordinairy power...like Jennifer Hudson.

To me, what MDNA exposed is that she was a flaccid talent compared to the giant that was Prince.

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Reply #29 posted 01/14/20 10:10pm

PeggyO

JoeyCococo said:

The best way to put it is, she was totally outclassed live by the BET show performers. Just singing a song by Prince is not going to cut it when he set the bar SO SO high himself. Unless of course, you can blow people away with some extraordinairy power...like Jennifer Hudson.

To me, what MDNA exposed is that she was a flaccid talent compared to the giant that was Prince.

So well-said

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