BET has officially announced announced the artists slated to pay tribute to the Purple One.
After throwing epic shade at the Billboard Music Awards for their lackluster tribute that featured Madonna, BET released the all-star lineup that includes The Roots, D’Angelo, Janelle Monae and the icon’s former drummer/lover, Sheila E, that will pay tribute to Prince at the 2016 BET Music Awards.
In a tweet announcing the special nod to the legendary singer, who died suddenly on April 21 at the age of 57, BET also promised that more acts will be announced at a later date.
— BET (@BET) June 7, 2016
Prince, who received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, has been honored by a string of artists over the past month, including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Beyoncé. The BET honor announcement comes just weeks after the network sent out a tweet at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and Madonna for her homage to Prince, in which they promised the late singer and fans “Don’t worry. We got you.”
The 2016 BET Awards will also feature performances from Maxwell and Alicia Keys, among many others.