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Diva Showdown! Inside Britney & Madonna's Tense Face-off At The Billboard Awards

//Britney Spears Madonna Billboard Feud

May. 23 2016, Updated 4:43 p.m. ET

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Britney Spears delivered the performance of her life last night when she was presented with 2016 Billboard Music Awards Millennium Award. But there was one person who was not so thrilled to see her return to peak performance levels: her former bestie, Madonna ! Click through 7 photos of the dueling divas' awards show face-off as RadarOnline.com exclusively reveals why the 57-year-old music icon "flipped out" backstage as Spears was getting ready to perform!

2016 Billboard Music Awards – Press Room

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Spears performed a greatest hits medley while showing off her hot body last night. Before the show, however, a source close to the 34-year-old "Work B***h" singer told Radar, "Madonna flipped out backstage and was yelling at Britney's dancers. It seemed like she could not handle the fact that Britney was getting so much attention from the producers of the show. She went absolutely berserk!"

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2016 Billboard Music Awards – Show

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Meanwhile, critics slammed Madonna's own performance. After Madge performed a Somber "Nothing Compares 2U"/ "Purple Rain" tribute to Prince, many fans blasted her on Twitter.

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2016 Billboard Music Awards – Show

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As for Spears, the source told Radar, "She handled herself incredibly well backstage. She didn't allow Madonna's cattiness to affect her mood or her performance."

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Madonna posted this photo, with the caption, "Such an AmaaaaaaaaaaIng Moment for Me! Thanks to all who made it happen!!!" But after the wave of criticism, Madonna posted a new update that said, "Deal with it. Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to."

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Madonna In Concert with Guest Britney Spears On Her “Sticky & Sweet” Tour – Los Angeles

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As fans of pop music know, in 2003, Spears and Madonna collaborated on their hit song, "Me Against the Music." But in recent years, they haven't kept in touch.

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2003 MTV Video Music Awards – Show

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The backstage battle at Billboard was a far cry from Madonna and Spears's kiss at the 2003 VMA's. "But Britney was not about to let Madonna steal her night and she completely ignored the childish antics ."

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2016 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals

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Do you think that Madonna was bitter that Britney Spears received the Millennium Award and she did not? Tell us your thoughts below.

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