“Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.”
Man, BET might just win back the confidence of the masses. The TV network made a point of blasting out a cryptic, yet shade-filled tease at the conclusion of this year’s Billboard Music Awards where Madonna’s rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Rain” was blasted by the Prince hive, even with the assistance of the immaculate, Stevie Wonder.
Today, BET makes good on that promise, announcing that D’Angelo, The Roots, Janelle Monae and Sheila E. will lead the tributary charge at this year’s BET Awards, answering the call for a more potent purple revue. We can’t say just yet which selections from the icon’s legendary catalogue will be performed, but those looking to get a taste of what could be in store for us, need not look any further than D’Angelo’s emotional take on “Sometime It Snows In April” from The Tonight Show. The 2016 BET Awards are slated for June 26th, and while there’s still much to be sorted out, one thing we do know: it’s gonna be beautiful night.
h/t Rolling Stone