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They weren’t lying when they said “we got you.”

First it was announced that there would be performances throughout the entire show, instead of a singular big moment for the late music icon as expected.

First it was announced that there would be performances throughout the entire show, instead of a singular big moment for the late music icon as expected.

Dave Chapelle came out to give a speech before the first performance, which was perfect considering the comedians history with the purple one.

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The first tribute performance of the night included Erykah Badu singing “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” and Bilal nailing “The Beautiful Ones.”

The first tribute performance of the night included Erykah Badu singing “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” and Bilal nailing “The Beautiful Ones."

Bilal is probably the least mainstream of those chosen to perform, but was a A+ choice – one that only the BET Awards would know to make.

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Stevie Wonder got a second chance to do Prince right after the Billboard Awards while performing the Prince/Apollonia duet from Purple Rain “Take Me With U” with Tori Kelly.

Stevie Wonder got a second chance to do Prince right after the Billboard Awards while performing the Prince/Apollonia duet from Purple Rain “Take Me With U" with Tori Kelly.

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