Madonna will perform a Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards—but is she the right choice? | The Tylt

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The Billboard Music Awards announced that Madonna will pay tribute to the late Prince at the event on May 22.

Is Madonna the right person to offer Prince tribute? Or was she a bad choice?

Some people were thrilled by the news. Madonna is perhaps the only music star who could match Prince in terms of longevity, controversy, singularity and worldwide fame. The two did collaborate on a song in the '90s and were reportedly friends. 

Others are extremely unhappy with the choice. Prince was a virtuoso and one of the greatest musicians in rock history; Madonna is famous for many things, but her musical chops are not one of them. Critics argue a Prince protégé like Janelle Monae would've been a better selection, and that it should be a Black musician paying tribute to Prince. 

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The creator of #OscarsSoWhite explained in 8 tweets why Madonna just isn't right for the role. Her suggestion: "D'Angelo was probably the closest we'll come to a proper Prince tribute. One song. That's it. Anything else will be for show. Hard pass."
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As great as Madonna is, many people just think she's not worthy of this honor.
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The pro-Madonna camp has pointed out the two did have a friendship and supported each other.
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But if not Madonna, then who? Unlike the other choices, Madonna is of Prince's generation.
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But it's not as if the Material Girl was the only option.
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Madonna will perform a Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards—but is she the right choice?
A festive crown for the winner
#YesMadonnaPrince
#NoMadonnaPrince