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The BET Awards‘ promised to deliver with their Prince tribute and they did not disappoint. Watch The Roots, Erykah Badu and especially Bilal put on a show for the Purple one. 

BET made sure the people performing in the Prince tribute did songs that played to their strengths and the artist made sure they kept the show about Prince and not about them.

Badu‘s laid-back and funky rendition of “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” did the song justice. But Bilal, perhaps the closest singer to Prince’s range, did a tear-jerking rendition of “The Beautiful Ones” that made you feel like Prince himself took over his body and came back to life.

Watch this portion of the tribute below.

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