Watch Madonna Perform Prince Tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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Madonna performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Rain” in his honour at the BBMAs.

Opening with “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Madonna covered two of the legendary singer’s songs in the show-stopping performance that saw an icon respect another icon’s legacy.

Prince unexpectedly passed away on April 21 at the young age of 57, to the shock of the music industry and fans worldwide.

The emotional tribute was preceded with a touching speech by Questlove – at the Queen of Pop’s request – that brought the crowd of celebrities to tears.

The Queen of Pop also performed “Purple Rain” with special guest Stevie Wonder. The two led the audience in a clapfest and the crowd helped sing along, many holding their lit-phones honoring Prince.

Watch Madonna and Stevie Wonder pay tribute to the lost Prince below:



Afterward, Madonna took to Instagram to defend her performance from haters, who felt she wasn’t the proper choice for a tribute.

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