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Thread started 05/22/16 8:47pm

suomynona

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Let's Go Batshit Crazy over the upcoming BET Awards tribute!


https://twitter.com/BET/status/734584199546589184

"Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You." -- BET

Rumor is that Stephen Hill and Debra Lee of BET want to either end or start the show with Tyka Nelson & Larry Graham singing the uncut extended "23 positions in a one-night stand" version of "Sister."

Full list of rumored tributes:

The Arms Of Orion - Vanity 6 (hologram), Natalie Cole (hologram) & Michael Bolton

Jughead ("R's Gonna Pee On U A Little While U Nap" Version) - R. Kelly, Bill Cosby & Aaliyah (hologram)

Graffiti Bridge - Tupac (hologram) & Whitney Houston (hologram) with Joshua Welton on triangle

1999: The New Master - Tyrese, Nickleback, Kesha & Scrappy D

Right The Wrong (KimKRayJ Mix) - Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton

FunkNRoll (Kirky J & Joshua W's 77-minute Epic Fail Mix) - Tony M, Kim Kardashian & Najee

Arrogance/The Flow - Fetty Wap, Creed, Dionne Warwick & Kenny G.
Medley of: Call The Law/Baltimore/Black MF In The House/Gold Nigga - Madonna, Vanilla Ice & Hannah Welton

Face Down - Elvis Presley (hologram), Frank Stallone & Carmen Electra

Sister (Uncut Extended "23 positions in a one-night stand" Version) - Tyka Nelson & Larry Graham
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[Edited 5/24/16 14:16pm]

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Reply #1 posted 05/22/16 8:50pm

foreverfanpurp
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Not at all. BET will definitely do Prince justice. I can't wait. cool

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Reply #2 posted 05/22/16 8:54pm

destinyc1

Well,stevie and madonna only did the chorus to purple rain. But,hell yes bet will bring it i hope jennifer hudson sings

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Reply #3 posted 05/22/16 8:57pm

ToraToraDreams

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I'M ALREADY GEEK'D!

I feel like this might be the thing that kind of...shakes me back to normal. It's going to be a celebration of life.

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Reply #4 posted 05/22/16 8:57pm

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There's already a video of Jennifer Hudson screaming Purple Rain.

And Prince's reaction to it.

[img:$uid]http://www.theestablishment.co/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/gif15.gif[/img:$uid]

Does she have anything other than 10 on her volume dial?
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[Edited 5/22/16 21:02pm]

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Reply #5 posted 05/22/16 9:00pm

foreverfanpurp
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suomynona have you ever seen a BET tribute? Out of all the television networks, I'm sure Prince would not have objected to BET honoring him. It seems you made this topic as a joke, but most people are waiting for the BET tribute. Hope you enjoy it. cool

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Reply #6 posted 05/22/16 9:04pm

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foreverfanpurpleman said:

suomynona have you ever seen a BET tribute? Out of all the television networks, I'm sure Prince would not have objected to BET honoring him. It seems you made this topic as a joke, but most people are waiting for the BET tribute. Hope you enjoy it. cool


Yes, and I remember all of those years of them playing music videos that disrespected women. When people referred to it as Black Exploitation Television. I expect it to be as awful -- if not moreso -- than the Billboard tribute.

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Reply #7 posted 05/22/16 9:08pm

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You should YouTube some past BET Awards tributes so you can prepare yourself for the wonderful celebrating happening in a month. excited bananadance boogie headbang

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Reply #8 posted 05/22/16 9:09pm

hifidelity67

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Reply #9 posted 05/22/16 9:09pm

avajane

Lol, you know this thread is going to get locked.
Love is God,
God is Love
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Reply #10 posted 05/22/16 9:09pm

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suomynona said:

foreverfanpurpleman said:

suomynona have you ever seen a BET tribute? Out of all the television networks, I'm sure Prince would not have objected to BET honoring him. It seems you made this topic as a joke, but most people are waiting for the BET tribute. Hope you enjoy it. cool


Yes, and I remember all of those years of them playing music videos that disrespected women. When people referred to it as Black Exploitation Television. I expect it to be as awful -- if not moreso -- than the Billboard tribute.

You've got to be kidding. Their tributes are usually on point. BET loved and respected Prince. I'm confident their tribute to him will be great.

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"Baby, that was much too fast"...Goodnight dear sweet Prince. I'll love you always heart
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Reply #11 posted 05/22/16 9:11pm

suomynona

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hifidelity67 said:

[img:$uid]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/jonwolslau/Mobile%20Uploads/13226818_10209303462803384_1597937738686306988_n_zpsizherlxi.jpg[/img:$uid]


Waiting for the hate on using a photo from 2002 -- and not using a photo with his afro.

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Reply #12 posted 05/22/16 9:11pm

babynoz

hifidelity67 said:

[img:$uid]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/jonwolslau/Mobile%20Uploads/13226818_10209303462803384_1597937738686306988_n_zpsizherlxi.jpg[/img:$uid]



Even the ad looks more promising. lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #13 posted 05/22/16 9:24pm

2020

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Heck no! Let's go craaaaZY! I have a very good feeling about this...hoping for the Revolution reunion with Morris Day, Chaka Khan, Sheila E, Stevie Wonder, Questlove for an amazing three song set! nutty
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #14 posted 05/22/16 9:26pm

emesem

The snark was meanspirited and a slap to quest stevie and Madonna. So no won't be turning in. What's the point anymore? It will be two months later. These aren't tributes. It's programming designed to get ratings using princes name.
[Edited 5/22/16 21:27pm]
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Reply #15 posted 05/22/16 9:29pm

foreverfanpurp
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I'm willing to bad 80% of the people on your list will be included, if not all. They will also probably tag a Vanity 6 tribute along with it. I am super excited!

2020 said:

Heck no! Let's go craaaaZY! I have a very good feeling about this...hoping for the Revolution reunion with Morris Day, Chaka Khan, Sheila E, Stevie Wonder, Questlove for an amazing three song set! nutty

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Reply #16 posted 05/22/16 9:32pm

CynicKill

Please let Fantasia do "Purple Rain"!

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Reply #17 posted 05/22/16 9:36pm

foreverfanpurp
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If Prince was still with us, 10+ years from now when the mainstream wouldn't care about him, BET would be the only home he could find. Prince was very concious of his heritage and the plight of musicians like him. Billboard is the one who used Prince for ratings, otherwise they wouldn't have had Madonna do the tribute. There is a looooong list of artists worthy of doing a Prince tribute before Madonna. They could have had Stevie Wonder headline if they truly cared about honoring Prince. Prince knows BET is the only network that can do his legacy justice, and I'm sure he will be smiling from the heavens on June 26th.

emesem said:

The snark was meanspirited and a slap to quest stevie and Madonna. So no won't be turning in. What's the point anymore? It will be two months later. These aren't tributes. It's programming designed to get ratings using princes name. [Edited 5/22/16 21:27pm]

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Reply #18 posted 05/22/16 9:50pm

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emesem said:

The snark was meanspirited and a slap to quest stevie and Madonna. So no won't be turning in. What's the point anymore? It will be two months later. These aren't tributes. It's programming designed to get ratings using princes name. [Edited 5/22/16 21:27pm]

Stephen Hill, president of programing for BET knew Prince personally and knew him well. Certainly ratings are always a concern for any type of television programming, but for both him and Debra Lee, its way more than that, its personal, and it's exactly what their audience was thinking and want from them.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #19 posted 05/22/16 10:38pm

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lezama said:

emesem said:

The snark was meanspirited and a slap to quest stevie and Madonna. So no won't be turning in. What's the point anymore? It will be two months later. These aren't tributes. It's programming designed to get ratings using princes name. [Edited 5/22/16 21:27pm]

Stephen Hill, president of programing for BET knew Prince personally and knew him well. Certainly ratings are always a concern for any type of television programming, but for both him and Debra Lee, its way more than that, its personal, and it's exactly what their audience was thinking and want from them.


Wolf Blitzer is already on record demanding a tribute to Purple Haze.

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Reply #20 posted 05/22/16 10:39pm

tish9311

BET will do Prince justice. The tributes they do are good. All those names that have been mentioned in the Billboard posts will be contacted-Sheila, The Time, Revolution, Patti, Alicia......DAnglo, Mint Condition.

It will be a real tribute, and you will feel real good about it!!.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #21 posted 05/22/16 10:41pm

terrig

I can't wait to see this. I'm glad they're waiting a respectable amount of time. Billboard just seemed too soon.

BET will do the #purplearmy proud.

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Reply #22 posted 05/22/16 10:56pm

lezama

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suomynona said:

lezama said:

Stephen Hill, president of programing for BET knew Prince personally and knew him well. Certainly ratings are always a concern for any type of television programming, but for both him and Debra Lee, its way more than that, its personal, and it's exactly what their audience was thinking and want from them.


Wolf Blitzer is already on record demanding a tribute to Purple Haze.

Someone call up Britney to do a lip-synced vegas dance routine of it at the 2017 billboards.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #23 posted 05/22/16 11:19pm

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suomynona said:


https://twitter.com/BET/status/734584199546589184


"Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You." -- BET

Rumor is that they're going to end the show with Tyka Nelson & Larry Graham singing the uncut extended "23 positions in a one-night stand" version of "Sister."

Other rumored tributes:

Vanity 6 (hologram) & Natalie Cole (hologram) - The Arms Of Orion

R. Kelly & Aaliyah (hologram) - Jughead ("Gonna Pee On U A Little" Version)

Tupac (hologram) & Whitney Houston (hologram) - Graffiti Bridge

Tyrese & Scrappy Dee - 1999: The New Master

Kanye West & Taylor Swift - Right The Wrong (KimKRayJ Remix)

Tony M & Kim Kardashian - FunkNRoll (Kirky J & Joshua W's Epic Fail Mix)

Fetty Wap & Dionne Warwick - The Flow
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[Edited 5/22/16 23:00pm]

eek that ain't funny! razz

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Reply #24 posted 05/23/16 12:23am

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It could go 2 ways. Either we get Morris and The Time, Sheila, Andre, Chaka, the Revolution, Dez, D'Angelo et AL or we get Trey Songz, NeYo, Justin Timberlake and some of today's R&B/Hip Hop artists and I'm hoping much for the former than the latter.
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Reply #25 posted 05/23/16 12:35am

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No tribute can truly be worthy of the greatest live performer of all time. All previous protégés and collaborators, everyone he's ever influence doesn't even come close to filling these shoes. Nevertheless I think Stephen Hill, as a fan and a friend, will put together a more poignant and deserving tribute than Billboard.
Baby, that was much too fast... 1958-2016
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Reply #26 posted 05/23/16 1:03am

suomynona

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Astasheiks said:

eek that ain't funny! razz


It's a little funny.

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Reply #27 posted 05/23/16 1:27am

avajane

foreverfanpurpleman said:

If Prince was still with us, 10+ years from now when the mainstream wouldn't care about him, BET would be the only home he could find. Prince was very concious of his heritage and the plight of musicians like him. Billboard is the one who used Prince for ratings, otherwise they wouldn't have had Madonna do the tribute. There is a looooong list of artists worthy of doing a Prince tribute before Madonna. They could have had Stevie Wonder headline if they truly cared about honoring Prince. Prince knows BET is the only network that can do his legacy justice, and I'm sure he will be smiling from the heavens on June 26th.



Umm, correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Prince get an lifetime award at the Billboards back in 2013 and was able to perform as well?
Yes, he always had a home at BET and always supported Black artists, but to claim that they will be the only network to rightfully honor Prince is a bit of a bold statement.
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Reply #28 posted 05/23/16 1:51am

P2daP

The perfect tribute would be get together The Revolution, The pre-revolution band, The Sign o the times/Lovesexy band, all the incarnations of the NPG, and 3rd Eye Girl. All on stage jamming together. Get folks like Rosie Gains and Shelby J on the vocals. Get The Time and The Family up there. Get The Twinz and Mayte up there dancing. Have Kim Basinger moaning on stage... Have Ingrid Chavez chase a feather around the stage until she gets hit by a car. Heck, even get Tony M. to spit a rhyme.
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