Original BET video replaced 2016 because it is no longer available.
I enjoyed the BET Awards 2010 tribute to Prince. He received BET's lifetime achievement award. I wish this video included his thank you speech that followed, but still this is a great clip. Prince really seemed tickled by Alicia Keys's performance, and she is a well-known Prince admirer. Furthermore, he appeared mesmerized by Patti LaBelle.
Keys, who is pregnant, climbed on top the grand piano, going torch song on Prince's classic "Adore U." LaBelle sang "Purple Rain" and tossed her shoes off and Prince picked one up.
Janelle Monae performed as well, singing "Let's Go Crazy." She's quite the little spitfire. Esperanza Spalding also performed. She sang "If I Was Your Girlfriend" and played her bass. She has a beautiful voice as well.
The video in this post does not included the segment of Stevie Wonder reviewing the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, his royal purpleness.
I missed the first hour of the show, and so if BET had any serious controversy this year like it did last year with Lil Wayne, I missed it.