By Amanda Wicks
Questlove isn’t the only one speaking up to defend Madonna’s Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards last night (May 22). Madge has a few words for those who were displeased with what’s been described as a “campy” performance.
Madonna shared three Instagram posts defending how she payed homage to Prince. The first showed off classic Madonna attitude and came in the wee hours of Monday morning (May 23). “Deal with it!” she wrote.
The second post invited anyone else to join her by paying tribute to the late musician. “Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to,” she wrote. “Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever.”
Lastly, Madonna posted a video that’s more of a GIF, which depicts her jutting her hip out. “This is my ‘I’m not your bitch don’t hang your s— on me’ Dance,” she wrote accompanied by several purple heart and rain emojis.
Like Lady Gaga, who was tapped to pay tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards, Madonna faced more criticism than praise after she was done at the BBMAs. But she doesn’t seem like she’s letting it get to her.