We've endured many a Prince tribute since the sudden and untimely passing of the Purple One. Some have been moving. Some have been heartfelt. Some have been downright inspired. And others have missed the mark entirely. While we won't throw any shade directly (it is Prince's birthday, after all, so we're feeling benevolent), BET surely did after last month's Billboard Music Awards. Of course, with shade that impeccable, you have to back it up. With the announcement of who the network will include during its tribute to Prince at this year's BET Awards, they might be able to do just that.
The group of artists jamming in honor of Mr. Nelson will include Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo, Janelle Monáe and others to be announced. With just that list, we're sure to get more than a "Purple Rain" sing-along. Who knows, we might even get into some of Prince's funkier album cuts before the tribute is through.
In addition to the Prince tribute, the network also confirmed that Alicia Keys and Maxwell will be performing during the ceremony, according to RollingStone.com. Looks like the 2016 BET Awards are gonna be lit! The awards, which will be taking place in Los Angeles, will air live on the network on Sunday, June 26th at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central. Mark your calendars, set your DVRs and get ready for a performance fit for a Prince.