Watch BET Awards’ Prince Tributes From Erykah Badu & The Roots, Stevie Wonder & Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Bilal, Maxwell, & Sheila E.
Tonight’s BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles honored the late Prince with a whole series of tribute performances. (You may remember last month when the BET Awards dissed the Billboard Music Awards’ Prince tribute featuring Madonna.) Erykah Badu and the Roots covered “The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker”; Bilal sang “The Beautiful Ones”; Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly did “Take Me With U”; Jennifer Hudson performed “Purple Rain”; Maxwell did “Nothing Compares 2 U”; Janelle Monáe did a medley that included “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Pop Life,” and “I Would Die 4 U”; and Sheila E.’s medley included “Let’s Work,” “U Got The Look,” “A Love Bizarre,” “The Glamorous Life,” “America,” and “Baby I’m A Star.” You can find Maxwell’s performance here, Sheila E.’s here, and watch all the other performances below after you pause two of them because BET autoplays all their video embeds.
D’Angelo was scheduled to appear, but did not.
Not gonna happen 😑 @reeshanichole
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 27, 2016