Just minutes after Madonna’s tribute to Prince at last month’s Billboard Awards, BET responded by announcing its own plans to honour the Purple One at their awards on Saturday, June 26. Now, BET has announced that Prince’s former bandmate, Sheila E, will perform along with The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae.
Although a since-deleted video tweet for the forthcoming BET Awards, captioned, “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We Got You”, poked fun at Madonna’s delivery of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Questlove later defended Madonna on Twitter. That track, of course, was originally written by Prince, and made famous by Sinéad O’Connor.