The shade was real on Twitter last night as Madonna attempted to pay tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards.
The Queen of Pop belted out the late singer’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U” before being joined onstage by the great Stevie Wonder for a joint rendition of “Purple Rain.”
We’ll withhold judgement on the performance and instead share with you what other folks have been saying.
Scroll down to see Twitter’s reactions to the performance…
— Karla M (@TheNFL_Chica2) May 23, 2016
Madonna just sung purple rain. And it was horrible. 2016 is off the Percs
— CHUCK INGLISH 20/3 (@Chuckisdope) May 23, 2016
Madonna could have done something uptempo and just danced through it, but no.
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) May 23, 2016
Madonna is really ruining everything for me
— crunchy tweet (@moisturizeds) May 23, 2016
madonna is making me wish it was me who died
— cait (@cocainezayn) May 23, 2016
— A Tribe Called Chris (@ChrisPaulComedy) May 23, 2016
— Shadé (@TheShadyFiles) May 23, 2016
Madonna just won her ticket to hell
— jesus is my boyfrien (@yungeateat) May 23, 2016
stevie is incredible, cuz he just bailed madonna out for real. we really didn't need her if we had stevie.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) May 23, 2016
Madonna, girl… pic.twitter.com/gWSYmNsbtv
— A Love Bizarre (@FeministaJones) May 23, 2016
And here’s how Madonna responded to the criticism on Instagram this morning…