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Prince Tribute at the BET Awards: Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monáe, the Roots, and Others Perform

There was no way the 2016 BET Awards wasn’t going to do a Prince tribute, and boy did it deliver. Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly teamed up for “Take Me With U,” which was very sweet, but Jennifer Hudson brought the house down when she belted “Purple Rain.” JHud even wore a white hooded mini-dress identical to the white blazer Prince donned at the 2005 People’s Choice Awards as she hit all the notes and basically made the entire audience cry before they joined her in a chorus of “oohs.”

The tributes didn’t stop there. Janelle Monáe tore through a high-energy medley of several of the legend’s best singles, including “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Pop Life,” and “I Would Die for You,” while Erykah Badu and Bilal performed “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” and “The Beautiful Ones.”   

Watch Prince Tributes at the BET Awards