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  • Prince Tribute At BET Awards To Feature The Roots, D'Angelo, Sheila E.

    Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:51:17

    Prince Tribute At BET Awards To Feature The Roots, D'Angelo, Sheila E. -

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    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Singer Patti LaBelle (R) presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Prince (R) during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  (L-R) Musicians Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding and Alicia Keys perform a tribute to Prince during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Musician Esperanza Spalding performs a tribute to Prince during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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    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.

    For more on Prince, check out:

    Prince In Quotes: Purple Prose From Paisley Park

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    06.07.16

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