BET Awards Prince Tribute: D’Angelo, Janelle Monae, Sheila E. & More To Perform


With the loss of music legend Prince this past April, fans and peers of the ‘Purple Rain’ singer have come forward to show respect and tributes for the late icon. And with the BET Awards a mere matter of weeks away, attention has turned to how the show will honor the star.

Well, wonder no more because BET have announced the first cop of names.

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Taking place on Sunday June 26th at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre, the spectacle will see Janelle Monae, D’Angelo, Sheila E. and The Roots salute the Purple one.

Additional names are set to be announced shortly.

The quad join previously announced Maxwell and Alicia Keys on the bill for this year’s instalment of Urban music’s biggest night.

With a number of respectable names honouring the late singer come the 26th, it seems BET hope to honor the ‘Delirious’ crooner in finer fashion than that of Madonna – earned a chorus of disapproval following her tribute at May’s Billboard Music Awards.

What do you think of the line-up?!


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  1. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ June 7, 2016

    BET is so bitter

    • Coolness June 7, 2016

      Bitter because they’d rather choose talented artists/musicians to honor a legend as opposed that thrown together mess Madonna pulled two weeks. I respect The Queen but pls, she tried it.

    • ras June 7, 2016

      Janelle did it the 1st time though smh

      • LmfaoHoe June 7, 2016

        Okay and guess what, he was on her last album too ! And there are reports they became close friends too. Please iight, leave Ms. Monea alone she too is talented.

    • Him June 7, 2016

      Lenny Kravitz, Miguel and Mariah to sing BEAUTIFUL ONES

  2. 90zMusicLuva June 7, 2016

    I hope maxwell does purple rain…. But y Janelle tho ?? Hmmp guess we’ll see

    • Anne June 7, 2016

      Maxwell should not touch Purple Rain imo. It was okay for Stevie and Madonna because they didn’t make a career off of the use of mainly Prince’s singing style. I know imitation is a form of flattery but I still don’t want to see Maxwell or D’Angelo or any other Prince imitator singing such a signature Prince song at this point.

      • LmfaoHoe June 7, 2016

        Stfu they sound nothing alike and people can tell their voices apart.

  3. Anne June 7, 2016

    Not bad, mainly looking forward to Sheila E. but the others are good too. I just don’t like the whole competition thing. I don’t think it matters that much who honors Prince, there’s no living entertainer who can really compare to him anyway, he was a unique once in a lifetime type of performer. So whoever they get is just cool/nice in my view because unfortunately they can’t bring him back. But I do have a preference for people he introduced and/or worked with over the years like Sheila, that’s as close as we can get to a piece of him. Overall I just appreciate the fact that he’s being honored just like I appreciated Madonna’s heartfelt tribute.

    • pat June 7, 2016

      the business as a whole is all competition now more than ever….even this site is a reflection of that

  4. #JACKIE June 7, 2016

    Yessssss! Madonna could never!

    • JOHNVIDAL June 7, 2016

      You could never!
      Anyway why are you here to talk about Prince since you are so afraid of quality music from the past?

      • #JACKIE June 7, 2016

        Your old bitter miserable ass could never! I hope the GNA at your nursing home injects some acid into your IV. F****** fart.

      • JOHNVIDAL June 7, 2016

        Why don´t you answer the question? If the only (supposedly) valid argument you have against me is that I care and talk about real talent from the past (which doesn´t equal to being old, some people just have brains and taste, that´s all) why do you care about this post, prince or Madonna all of a sudden? Are you old now? Shouldn´t you be talking about talentless pop tarts like Rihanna just cause they are young? You´re such a joke.

      • #JACKIE June 7, 2016

        B**** since when did I stan for Rihanna? GTFOH. I can comment on whatever I please! You’re the one who is always comparing young artists to f****** Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. The same way you constantly make shady comments in Rihanna, Katy, Miley and whoever else you see as inferior to your 1991 favs posts, is the same way I’ll comment in here. Anymore questions?

      • JOHNVIDAL June 8, 2016

        Once again your retarded “arguments” don´t stand since I praise real talent from teh past and also real talent from todays market. If Rihanna and Milye are talentless it is not my fault and it has nothing to do with being from the 90s or current young girls. All your logic is absolutely slow and laughable. Keep on stanning for crap.

  5. Keri Qween June 7, 2016

    Happy birthday Prince!!!!

    Looking forward to the tribute.

    I still want to see Miguel and Bruno I think they’d nail it!

    • RihNavy June 7, 2016

      And we ALL want to see Keri’s platinum plaque. Speaking of which, where is her album? #6YearsAgo

  6. Jesus June 7, 2016


    • Adele’s Husband June 7, 2016

      You’re illiterate, it’s normal for awards to honor a legend when death occurred to the legend. This site is full of illiterate miserable f******.

      • Jesus June 7, 2016

        Stfu you f**** did you even eat her the video? BET were basically dragging Madonna for her tribute but when they did it years ago it was another story.
        That tribute was nothing by pathetic and sheer mockery of his art and also could even see judging by Prince’s expression he was not there for it so f*** you and f*** your whole family too you stupid f*****

    • LmfaoHoe June 7, 2016

      You say such s*** under that username smh, Madonna performance was awful and Prince would’ve shaded her ass for filth with expressions. I’ll admit BET shouldn’t had said anything but let the artists show Madge how it’s truly done. Action speaks louder than words.

  7. Adele’s Husband June 7, 2016

    I like the fact that BET book talented singers. Other awards book popular people for viewership.

  8. JOHNVIDAL June 7, 2016

    I knew Janelle would be one of them. She is so crazy talented.

  9. I Hate Beyoncé June 7, 2016

    Alright bet, teach those other lame @ss shows desperate for ratings how to honor a legend!


  10. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 7, 2016

    Sheila E.? Chile! ? Anyway, let me just be glad that my beautiful brown talented folk are tributing Prince.

    • RihNavy June 7, 2016

      You’re so fcking annoying and your comments aren’t even relevant to the posts 90% of the time, and that’s me being GENEROUS. Shut that beefsucker, sis

  11. Sexyforreal June 7, 2016

    I wish Sheila E. do “koo-koo” on the side to reference websites like this one.

  12. Beykim loves Lady Gaga,Beyoncé,Justin Bieber,One Direction & Miley, June 7, 2016

    I hope they bring it.I have not accepted that Prince is gone.I know most people are quick to say you are a teenager so I don’t understand.It is partly true but I grew up around classics & MJ played daily.Lil kim,music was the only positive thing about my childhood.

  13. Stephon Jackson June 7, 2016

    Can’t wait for the BET Awards. It’s lowkey my favorite award show tbh…

    • RihNavy June 7, 2016

      @WhatNow/Elusive, no one ASKED or CARES what your favorite show is. Don’t you have a job and 6,000 Twitter followers to attend to?

  14. QueenDime June 7, 2016

    Stop with the Madonna mentioning, this is about Prince not her. Personally her performance was bad and anyone who knows Prince will agree she would’ve been shaded. Prince catalog along with MJ are difficult songs to sang hence why allot of theses auto tune, can’t carry a note, ghost whispers, lipsync, emotionless fads wouldn’t dare sing they’re songs or other great male musicians too.

  15. RihNavy June 7, 2016

    June 7, 2016 at 11:36 am
    #JACKIE says:


    Yessssss! Madonna could never!

    Said everyone about CiLessor

  16. RihNavy June 7, 2016

    June 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm
    JOHNVIDAL says:


    You could never!
    Anyway why are you here to talk about Prince since you are so afraid of quality music from the past?


  17. RihNavy June 7, 2016

    June 7, 2016 at 11:15 am
    The Kpop Guy, Matt~ says:


    BET is so bitter

    But not more bitter than you are, that you paid a “surgeon” who botched your eyes for less than $100. You could’ve used a GoFundMe and raised money for domeone legit 🙁

    • OMG Logic!!! June 7, 2016

      Why do Black people like to attack cultures they know nothing about but then cry wolf whenever someone says something about theirs?

      It is extremely common for Korean people to get plastic surgery. It’s not a sign of low self-esteem. The same way Black people are obsessed with a worthless pair of Jordan’s, Korean people adjust facial features they feel could be improved.

  18. Sam June 7, 2016

    I’m still holding out for Fantasia being added

  19. Cinnamon Girl June 7, 2016

    BET you better come through for my baby Prince!

  20. #TeamTinashe Stan June 7, 2016

    I like this lineup but where is MIGUEL????
    I am actually proud that Maxwell is performing this year. We need more R&B/Soul artists to perform.

  21. UR June 7, 2016


  22. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 7, 2016

    Well, at least D’Angelo is performing. The tribute can’t be that bad, after all. ??

  23. True Lambily June 7, 2016

    Add Fantasia to the Lineup

    • OMG Logic!!! June 7, 2016

      and Fantasia’s Bible will no doubt be present as well.

  24. Diva June 7, 2016

    No Shade, No Tea, but I thought Prince hated men singing his songs?

    • Steven June 9, 2016

      He did

  25. OMG Logic!!! June 7, 2016

    Good thing a really impressive name already gave him a tribute because that lineup reads like a list of has beens and never-weres.

  26. Royalkev June 7, 2016

    Now we’re talking …

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  29. Steven June 9, 2016

    Janelle and Prince was very close he even let her produce him on her album ….she will do just fine

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