Janelle Monáe, D’Angelo, The Roots, Sheila E., and More Will Pay Tribute to Prince at the 2016 BET Awards.
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One month after BET posted some epic (now deleted) shade towards Madonna’s Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards, the network has announced which stars will be on hand to give The Purple One a proper send off. Prince, who passed away in April at the age of 57, received a lifetime achievement award from BET in 2010. During the ceremony, Janelle Monáe, Patti LaBelle, Alicia Keys and Esperanza Spalding paid tribute to the artist.
Monáe will join D’Angelo, The Roots, Sheila E., and other performers to celebrate Prince at the 2016 BET Awards, airing on Sunday, June 26th. Alicia Keys and Maxwell are also scheduled to perform at the awards show.