When Billboard announced that Madonna would be paying tribute to the late, great Prince it left fans confused and upset for many reasons. One, Prince and Madonna have feuded publicly for years, up until his dying day there seemed to be no resolution to the feud. Two, Prince has a history of being very pro-black. The few times a tribute in Prince’s honor were done, he requested Black performers -specifically Black women.
Prince fans were not not taking this lying down, after being vocal about their disdain for the tribute, one fan started a petition demanding to remove Madonna from the tribute and has posted it on Change.org:
“We cannot let Madonna be the main and only artist tributing Prince during the 2016 Billboard Awards. He is more than worthy of a better choice as a main performer. Please sign and share this petition so that we can get a proper tribute on May 22, 2016. Timing is tight! Spread the word.”
Yikes… Do you think Billboard will rethink their plan?