May 29, 2016


Madonna Offers Retort to BET’s Diss of BBMAs Prince Tribute

Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016/FilmMagic

During the Billboard Music Awards (May 22), there was a bit of throwing shade happening online coming from BET. 

A week after the initial drama, Madonna tweeted an throwback image of herself wearing the jacket Prince had gifted her. In the text of the tweet, Madonna blatantly calls out BET. Find the tweet below:

Stevie Wonder and Madonna had performed “Purple Rain” as an honorary tribute to the recent passing of Prince. While the performance left many wanting more, BET was quick to tweet a video with a quick diss. Promoting the BET Awards, the short video displayed images of Prince and also included text: “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We Got You.” The tweet has since been deleted.