Madonna's Prince Tribute Draws Shade, Promise of Better From BET Awards

Madonna’s tribute to the late Prince at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards earned an average grade of “C” from TVLine readers — but apparently failed to pass muster with the BET Awards.

Shortly after Madonna (with an assist from Steve Wonder) wrapped her moody, somber “Nothing Compares 2 U”/”Purple Rain” tribute to the fellow music legend, the BET Awards Twitter account sympathized with those who felt it fell short, promising a better revisiting of Prince’s career during their own kudoscast, on June 26:

What exactly BET’s annual awards show has planned to pay respect to Prince has not been detailed, though in a recent press release the cabler said, “In addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

Do you think Madonna’s purple-clad performance is the one to beat, or are the BET Awards certain to better honor Prince?

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