On what would have been his 58th birthday, BET announced the lineup for the Prince tribute during their upcoming awards show.

While Tidal released 15 more Prince albums to be available to stream on their service, BET revealed that The Purple One will receive a dedication complete with performances from The Roots, Shelia E., Janelle Monae, and D’Angelo among others.


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This comes after the most recent tribute to Prince that took place during the Billboard Music Awards, in which Madonna honored Prince in a way that had Black Twitter in an uproar. BET also threw some heavy shade at the tribute, promising that theirs would do much better.

Interestingly enough, The Root’s own Questlove helped produce the Madonna tribute, and he defended her, saying that grief may have been the reason why so many were unwilling to accept it.

Tune into the show on Sunday, June 26th at 8 p.m EST  to see what BET has cooked up.

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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