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Prince was the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards. Another stand-out moment in the night, with a VT introduced by Stevie Wonder, an electrifying tribute performance by Janelle Monae who sung “Let’s Go Crazy”, Esperanza Spalding with “If I Was Your Girlfriend” , a pregnant Alicia Keys who rocked out atop her grande piano and Patti Labelle, who threw her Christian Louboutin shoe at Prince whilst “Purple Rain” to him before she and Chaka Khan welcomed him to the stage.  An overwhelmed Prince gracefully thanked his peers and audience while saying “The future’s in your hands now – the world is really yours.”

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