Billboards.  Part 2 of 2

Hey, there were a few honest and feel good performances last night. Don't wanna take that away. But some had agenda. A cause. 
And I'll take it a step further... I know there were a handful of iconic artists paying tribute to Prince last night. Don't know about you, but I felt no emotion during that tribute. It felt contrived and forced. 
I know it wasn't her intent. But being a huge huge Prince disciple that I am.  The ONLY tribute to Prince I witnessed last night, was Rihanna's performance. 
Why? Because, that's how Prince would have performed... Passionate, Emotional. Spiritual. Rihanna is not Prince, nor does she strive to be him. But last night she personified everything that he believes. If he were in that audience, and he probably was, Ri would have been his favorite performance of the night.  No doubt. Especially the song choice. 
I have no reason to hype Rihanna. 
I should feel biased talking about an artist that I worked with for 5 years. But I don't. Cause it's the TRUTH. 
love her or not... Last night her performance was REAL. And Unforgettable. And if at least 80% of artists on awards shows in the future, including Ri, could just put down their celebrity shields and allow us in... Just imagine.

Part 2 of 2
@badgalriri  #billboards2016 
#myinstagram #myrant
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  • nunobettencourtofficialBillboards. Part 2 of 2

    Hey, there were a few honest and feel good performances last night. Don't wanna take that away. But some had agenda. A cause.
    And I'll take it a step further... I know there were a handful of iconic artists paying tribute to Prince last night. Don't know about you, but I felt no emotion during that tribute. It felt contrived and forced.
    I know it wasn't her intent. But being a huge huge Prince disciple that I am. The ONLY tribute to Prince I witnessed last night, was Rihanna's performance.
    Why? Because, that's how Prince would have performed... Passionate, Emotional. Spiritual. Rihanna is not Prince, nor does she strive to be him. But last night she personified everything that he believes. If he were in that audience, and he probably was, Ri would have been his favorite performance of the night. No doubt. Especially the song choice.
    I have no reason to hype Rihanna.
    I should feel biased talking about an artist that I worked with for 5 years. But I don't. Cause it's the TRUTH.
    love her or not... Last night her performance was REAL. And Unforgettable. And if at least 80% of artists on awards shows in the future, including Ri, could just put down their celebrity shields and allow us in... Just imagine.

    Part 2 of 2
    @badgalriri #billboards2016
    #myinstagram #myrant

  • olguita1_8The best of Billboards Music Awards was Pink, Celine Dion and Rihanna (her voice is amazing)...amazing performers
  • ignatzfleeglemanBillboard awards are a joke
  • deniseb.2598Perfectly said!!👍
  • evastlazNuno I loved the version of Darlin Nikki that you and Rihanna performed on her tour. That's one of my favorite Top 10 Prince songs. Almost every track on the Dirty Mind and Controversy albums are timeless and ahead of it's time. To me the raw and uncut Prince stuff will always be the best. The awards tribute in June with The Revolution reuniting will be great!
  • lovinpics15Ok I get the rant now. I hadn't watched the show. Thank you for causing me to search. Wouldn't have even known who was nominated. But I watched each performance online You couldn't have said it better. She blew my mind.
  • dixierosie@lisaepley ☮💜🤘🏻
  • ddemon14👌👌👌👌👌👌👇
  • dimplefrogmy mom said you were almost my dad
  • dimplefrogyou guys were friends and both lived in hudson this is so cool
  • flavia86reyes@nunobettencourtofficial I love you so much💗💜💗💜💗💜. The most beautiful descripcion of this performance @badgalriri
  • emily_cartagenaThat was beautiful ;(
  • grandlionessI'm sure Robyn was speechless reading these powerful words from someone who's been on the road with her for so long ❤️
  • 1buchmannRiri is awesomeeeee!!!!!!
  • valf911One of the best thing I ever did, though I don't usually do, and after loving your work for so long, was to become one of your follower here. It gave me a chance, through your posts, to get to know just a little of you. And you are something Mister Bettencourt!!
  • zoeboeyxxI absolutely adore the things you say, you speak with such love and support!! Have to agree with you, artists should be able to let their guard down and sing songs with emotion power and love, but some are just too caught up in the hype and have no interest in what they are actually singing to them it's just words!! I have no doubt that Rhianna's performance was anything but spectacular, the pictures alone show her emotions!! Like you I have no reason to be biased because I'm not a Rhianna fan but I do enjoy seeing someone love what they do!! I'm so pleased that she's paid tribute to Prince and meant it, not paid tribute to him just because!!! @nunobettencourtofficial if only you knew how much love and respect I hold in my heart for you, and hopefully one day I'll get to meet you and tell you in person the impact you've had on my life!! Chances are you wont see this but I just wanted to let you know that you are you pinochle of what a man should be, you show your feelings with what you write, you show your love with the way you perform!! Your heart must be made of solid gold!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • bahchrismCara...eu acho q Rihanna DO CARALHO! Ela é boa demais, talentosa demais e este estilo DONT GIVE A FUCK que ela tem é demais.... AMO!🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁
  • j.alfredog25👑
  • kenwaliBingo
  • girldarihanna😍😍😍😍❤
  • strokemycactus_xNice words man
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