Prince tributes take center stage at the BET Awards

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Now that’s how you pay tribute to Prince.

After promising to outdo Madonna’s tribute at the Billboard Music Awards — “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you,” a promo read after the May 22 show — Sunday night’s BET Awards made good on that promise. Rather than having one tribute, the show opted for several, making it a night where Prince’s presence was felt throughout.

Erykah Badu and the Roots kicked it off with a simple — and slightly disappointing — performance of “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker.” But Bilal stepped it up with a show-stopping cover of the “The Beautiful Ones,” channeling the Purple One’s signature sexual swagger, unbuttoning his top, writhing along the floor, and nailing the yearning falsetto.

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