If you never heard a flat note, just watch Madonna’s tribute performance. It’s painstakingly bad and Prince is probably rolling in his grave. Ensuing the internet hate now…
The 57-year-old Material Girl, who collaborated with the Purple One and allegedly had a brief relationship with him, paid homage by donning a Gucci lavender brocade and paisley suit and ruffled blouse while carrying a cane, and belting Nothing Compares 2 U onstage at the T-Mobile Arena.
She was then joined by another living icon – Stevie Wonder – for an organ-heavy rendition of Purple Rain.
Yet despite her personal and professional connection with the rocker, who tragically died last month aged 57, social media was quick to round on Madonna.
While the audience appeared to enjoy the duet, waving their purple-glowing bracelets in the air, those watching at home were less kind.
Among the angry was rapper Chuck Inglish, who tweeted: ‘Madonna just sung purple rain. And it was horrible. 2016 is off the Percs.’
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade chimed in, tweeting: ‘If that’s all Prince got..The rest of us are in trouble.’
Several turned pictures of an unamused-looking prince ‘throwing eternal shade’ in the direction of Madonna.
Twitter user SaVonni Yestanti asked: ‘Really? We couldn’t do better for Prince?’
Another user @moisturizeds added: ‘Maddona is really ruining everything for me, while @TheNFL_Chica2 added: ‘Let me be the first to say… she sounds awful’.