Billboard Music Awards: Madonna’s Prince Tribute Receives Mixed Response

The 'Living For Love' singer was joined on stage by Stevie Wonder.

Madonna took to the stage to pay tribute to Prince at Sunday night’s (23 May) Billboard Music Awards, but her performance wasn’t a hit with everyone.

While many of the event’s A-list guests could be seen dancing and singing along at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, fans on social media gave mixed responses.

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Madonna was clad in a lavender paisley suit for the tribute, and gave her take on hits including ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’,

She was also joined on stage by Stevie Wonder for ‘Purple Rain’, however, that wasn’t enough to win viewers over:

The ‘Living For Love’ singer kept details of her performance under wraps in the run-up to the big night, though she did take to Twitter twice to pay tribute to Prince, who she counted as a friend and former collaborator.

The two music stars joined forces back in 1989, creating ‘Love Song’ at Prince’s Paisley Park recording studio.

Prince had a long history with the Billboard Music Awards, and received their Icon Awards just three years ago.

See Madonna's performance of 'Nothing Compares 2 U', and more photographs from the night, below...

Madonna's Billboard Music Awards Prince Tribute