The 2016 BET Awards air this Sunday, and what would an award show be this year without acknowledgement of the late, great Prince?
Many fans complained about Madonna‘s tribute performance to the iconic star at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, and BET threw shade, insinuating they have something so much better planned and tweeting, “Yeah, We saw that. Don’t worry. We Got You.”
It was recently announced that Stevie Wonder will join BET’s Prince tribute performance, along with Prince’s former fiancée and protegé Sheila E. Sheila told ET, “It’s about his legacy. 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.”
During the interview, Ms. E also showed off a new tattoo of a butterfly – a symbol of her eternal love for Prince – telling the site, “I’m carrying him now.” Along with Stevie and Sheila E, the BET tribute lineup includes The Roots, D’Angelo, and Janelle Monae.
The BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m.
SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, ET
The Beautiful Ones: Prince & His Famous Friends (PHOTOS)
1. Prince and Beyonce at the 46th Annual GRAMMY AwardsSource:Getty 1 of 13
2. Misty Copeland with Prince on his 'Welcome 2 America' tourSource:Getty 2 of 13
3. Sheila E and Prince reunite at the 2007 NCLR ALMA AwardsSource:Getty 3 of 13
4. Prince presents an award to Halle Berry 42nd Annual NAACP Image AwardsSource:Getty 4 of 13
5. Prince presents an award to Beck at the 57th Annual GRAMMY AwardsSource:Getty 5 of 13
6. Prince and Mary J. Blige sing it out at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music FestivalSource:Getty 6 of 13
7. Prince and Chaka Khan hug at the 2010 BET AwardsSource:Getty 7 of 13
8. Prince joins the stage with Alicia Keys at the 50th Annual GRAMMY AwardsSource:Getty 8 of 13
9. Prince and Stevie wonder hit the stage together at the 6th Annual BET AwardsSource:Getty 9 of 13
10. Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle and Prince join hands at the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary GalaSource:Getty 10 of 13
11. Prince singing with his protégée Sheena EastonSource:Getty 11 of 13
12. Prince performs with Rosie Gaines in AustraliaSource:Getty 12 of 13
13. Prince presents an award to The Weeknd at the 2015 American Music AwardsSource:Getty 13 of 13
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