2016 BET Awards: Every Prince Tribute That You’ve Been Waiting for Since the Billboard Music Awards
Well, they delivered. Multiple times. The performance torch was passed between the hands of the late artist’s contemporaries and younger artists who were inspired by his legacy at the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday (June 26, 2016). With each hand-off, the flame lit in Prince’s memory grew stronger, and his purple spirit was tangible once again.
Maxwell sang “Nothing Compares 2 U,” the same song that Madonna used in her own Prince tribute, after sauntering through his new track, “Lake by the Ocean.”
Janelle Monáe lit up the stage with electric funk in her vivacious medley of the legendary artist’s biggest hits.
And finally, Sheila E. honored the Purple One with a star-studded mélange of her own.