Prince honored with BET's 'Lifetime Achievement' award
The Purple One went on to personally thank a few of his favorite musicians, including Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Esperanza Spalding, and Patti LaBelle. Following Prince's speech, Keys and LaBelle paid tribute with covers of "Adore" and "Purple Rain" -- watch the speech and the tribute below.
Alicia Keys performing "Adore":
Patti LaBelle and Alicia Keys' rendition of "Purple Rain." LOL at 2:15 when Patti whips off her shoes and Prince picks one of them up and holds it over his head.