Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots To Honor Prince At BET Awards

Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monáe will pay tribute to Prince at this month’s BET Awards.

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Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

The performers will honor The Purple One on June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the network announced Tuesday.

After Madonna – with the help of Stevie Wonder – paid tribute to Prince at last month’s Billboard Music Awards, BET tweeted: “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We Got You.”

Sheila E. was once engaged to Prince. Monáe was mentored by Prince and they collaborated on her 2013 album.

Prince died April 21 of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller.

Drake is the top nominee at the BET Awards with nine nominations; Beyoncé and Rihanna have five nominations each.