BET Tributes Worthy Of Prince


Sheila E s Prince tribute at the 2016 BET Awards was finally the tribute everyone had expected to see. We had already heard Purple Rain played incessantly as well as Nothing Compares 2 U for weeks before Madonna s tribute aired on May 22, 2016 (almost exactly one month after his passing). So for her to choose those two specific songs for her tribute sorely lacked any insight. Not even Stevie Wonder s presence could fix what seemed forced and almost obligatory. The BET Awards set out to fix that blunder and Prince phasers were set to stun in order to wash away the bad taste that had been left behind. While we were now a full 2+ months removed from his death, the artists that knew him best were there to set the record straight. The evening of tributes started with Dave Chappelle who introduced The Roots with Erykah Badu and Bilal. Erykah started with Ballad of Dorothy Parker in its entirety which was then followed by a near perfect vocal rendition of The Beautiful Ones by Bilal complete
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