The BET Awards promised a better Prince tribute than the one the Billboard Music Awards presented in May, and it sounds like that’s just what we’re going to get! To find out who’s performing and what songs they’ll be singing, keep reading.
The 2016 BET Awards are almost here, and the one thing we’re most looking forward to is the Prince tribute, which BET promised would be better than the one the Billboard Music Awards presented us with in May. And that it will — just wait until you find out who’s performing!
Believe it or not, the late icon’s former fiancé and frequent collaborator, Sheila E., will be performing during the tribute. During a recent interview, she said it’s going to be a “wonderful” moment.
“It’s about his legacy,” Sheila E. told ET. “Those songs, he left them for us forever. They are forever embedded in all of us, and I think we’re going to have a wonderful time.”
And that it will — Sheila E. will also be joined by The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae. They’ll all perform several of Prince’s songs, but unfortunately, to find out which ones, we’ll have to wait until it airs on TV.
“We just want to celebrate and want to continue his music legacy,” Sheila E. told ET.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, BET criticized Madonna and Stevie Wonder‘s tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards last month. Following the lackluster performance, the network promised a better homage to the “Purple Rain” singer during its awards show.
Debra Lee, who is the chairman and CEO of BET, recently told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “We weren’t criticizing Madonna. We were just saying Prince needs a bigger tribute than one person or two people. So that’s what we’re going to do, and we wanted to remind people not to keep us out of the conversation. That the BET Awards does it better than anybody else. So we wanted to say, okay, if you were disappointed with that, don’t worry, we’ll be here soon.”
The BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET.
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