Stevie Wonder Joins Prince Tribute For The 2016 BET Awards


LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) — Music icon Stevie Wonder will help pay homage to the late recording star Prince at Sunday’s 16th annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Also scheduled to take the stage are Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly, CHLOE X HALLE and Bilal, along with previously announced performers Bryson Tiller, Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots.

black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are hosting the ceremony where Samuel L. Jackson will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Jesse Williams will be presented with the evening’s Humanitarian Award.

Jamie Foxx, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Spike Lee, Wood Harris, Karrueche Tran, Deon Cole and Yara Shahidi will join the previously announced presenters for the event, including DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall,Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers, Woody McClain, Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh, Stephon Mendoza and Savannah Lynx.

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