Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots to honor Prince at BET Awards

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Posted: Jun 07, 2016 1:05 PM
Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots to honor Prince at BET Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae will pay tribute to Prince at this month's BET Awards.

The performers will honor The Purple One on June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the network announced Tuesday.

After Madonna — with the help of Stevie Wonder — paid tribute to Prince at last month's Billboard Music Awards, BET tweeted: "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You."

Sheila E. was once engaged to Prince. Monae was mentored by Prince and they collaborated on her 2013 album.

Prince died April 21 of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller.

Drake is the top nominee at the BET Awards with nine nominations; Beyonce and Rihanna have five nominations each.

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