Prince Tribute At BET Awards To Feature The Roots, D'Angelo, Sheila E.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:51:17
Prince's tribute at the BET Awards will feature The Roots, D'Angelo, Janelle Monae, Sheila E., and more. The award show is set to take place June 26th at Los Angeles, California's Microsoft Theatre. Prince passed away back in April at age 27 at age 57. He received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2010.
At the Billboard Music Awards, Madonna performed a tribute to Prince. Her and Questlove played "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "Purple Rain," and Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance. However, the performance was met with mixed reviews, and BET mocked the production via a tweet, saying "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You."
Rolling Stone reports, "Questlove, who helped produce the tribute, defended Madonna in a series of tweets, noting that those who took issue with the performance may still be grieving at the singer's untimely death. "A lot of us are left feeling incomplete in the act of saying goodbye," Questlove wrote. "It's hard to accept him no longer being here ... (an on the surface) face of health & invincible agelessness [succumb] to something so ... friggin basic.""
Rolling Stone also reports, BET also announced that Alicia Keys and Maxwell, among others, will perform at the awards show, set to take place at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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