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BET To Honor Prince With Lifetime Achievement Award

Prince In Paris. Photo By Bria Valente

Prince In Paris. Photo By Bria Valente

The BET Awards will be honoring Prince by giving him the Lifetime Achievement Award later this month on June 27th.

On the press release sent out this morning, where they list the iconic singer as 51, although he is 52, they say this Lifetime Achievement Award will be different and will celebrate Prince's unique style. 

"Prince is dynamic. Prince is genius. Prince is music," says Stephen G. Hill, President of BET Programming. 

Nowhere in the press release however does it mention that Justin Bieber is nominated for a BET Award.  Oh yea, and it's the return of Kanye West as well.  Queen Latifah will be hosting as well, so no Jamie Foxx dance numbers.  Drake, T.I., Diddy, Ludacris, and Rick Ross join Kanye as performers this year. 

According to reports and insiders, BET tried to make Prince the Lifetime Achievement recipient a few years ago, but at that time, BET let go of Tavis Smiley, which did not sit well with the purple one, and he declined to appear or accept the award.

Prince is set to embark on a tour early next month, but one has to wonder, will Prince be there just to accept the award, or hopefully, perform as well.  We could say it would be one "Hot Summer" but if we did, would you really believe us?-Dr.FB

P.S. I hope it is him performing or something.  Could you imagine a musical tribute BET Style? Soulja Boy doing "When Doves Cry", Diddy doing "Kiss", M.I.A. doing "Purple Rain" and Justin Bieber doing a medley of "Sexy M.F." and "P. Control".  Oh boy.  I just threw up in my mouth a little.....

Comments (19)
  1. Sweet

  2. Purple Majesty,It’s Been Along time Coming For You….:)

  3. Mr. Nelson:

    This is the legacy recorded for you in The Encarta Encyclopedia: this and another paragraph listing your albums through to 1990. There isn’t anything about your education or community services or real achievements. This is what you will be remembered for.

    Prince , (1958- ), popular American singer and songwriter, who in 1993 changed his name to , an unpronounceable symbol. In the 1980s the artist formerly known as Prince became known as an innovator in the blending of rock and funk musical styles, (see Rock Music; Rhythm-and-Blues Music). He also gained attention for his flamboyant performances and for the controversial sexual themes of his song lyrics. Through his songwriting and record production, has directly influenced the careers of several pop-music artists and groups, including Sheila E., Vanity, Sheena Easton, the Bangles, and the Time.

    “Prince,” Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

  4. Congratulations to Prince!It is more than well desrved.As for who should do the tribute…only those that are closest and know him best and are as equally talented!That being the likes of Stevie Wonder,Chaka Khan,Larry Graham etc 😉

  5. MR. NELSON. I LOVE YOU, AND HAVE WRITTEN CONCERNING MANY MUSICIANS AND ACTORS, AND TOLD THEM I LOVE THEM. I JUST LOVED YOU MORE.

    HONESTLY, THE ONLY “REAL” ACHIEVEMENT FOR ADULTS IS TO GET YOUR UNIVERSITY DEGREE: HONORING GOD WHILE DOING SO. THIS ALLEVIATES SHAME, PROMOTES A “REAL” SENSE OF SECURITY, AND ALLOWS ONE TO FEEL FREE FROM THE ROLE OF ACQUIRING THOUSANDS OF FRIENDS TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT ONESELF.

    THE OTHER “REAL” ACHIEVEMENT IS TO SERVE ONE’S COUNTRY WHILE HELPING HUMANITY AT THE SAME TIME.

    ENTERTAINMENT IS JUST THAT, MOCKERIES OR ILLUSIONS OF SORTS; BUT AMUSING AND ENJOYABLE: BEAUTIFULLY INTERESTING, LIKE CIRCUS ACTS AND MAGIC SHOWS.

    IF THOSE ILLUSIONS AREN’T RELATABLE TO WHAT IS REAL AND OF GOD, THEN WHAT IS THE POINT? YOU’RE JUST A CLOWN, RIGHT? IS 40 YEARS LONG ENOUGH TO BE A CLOWN?

    DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW EMBARASSED COBY MUST FEEL WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE HIS HIGH SCHOOL ONLY, AND HE HAS PLAYED IN THE NBA SINCE AGE 18? SO WHAT IS THE REAL ACHIEVEMENT? CERTAINLY NOT BASKETBALL, OR ENTERTAINMENT.

    UNIVERSITIES AND MILITARY PROVIDES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS, WHILE CREATING MINDS THAT ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO SEE LIFE IN A “REAL” SENSE.

    50 AWARDS WON’T BE ABLE TO STAND UP TO THE TRUTH OF A DEGREE OR SERVING ONE’S COUNTRY.

    NOW THAT IS REAL FOR YOU. LET’S KEEP IT REAL.
    AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTINUE BEING A CIRCUS ACT, THINK ABOUT GOD FIRST.Interests:REAL PERSONS GO TO SEE A CIRCUS SHOW, OR TUNE IN TO AN AWARD SHOW TO BE ENTERTAINED, BUT UNDERSTANDS, THAT ARENA HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH WHAT IS REAL. AND, NO MATTER HOW MUCH A CIRCUS THROWS MONEY AT REAL LIFE, THE CIRCUS ITSELF IS STILL AN ILLUSION.

    THE HOLY BIBLE SPEAKS OF ANGELS, SOLDIERS, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, JUDGES, MOTHERS AND FATHERS, AND UNDERSTANDING: FOR THESE ARE REAL UNTO HUMANITY.

    THERE IS DECEPTION WRITTEN ABOUT, BUT NO AWARDS FOR IT IN THE HOLY BIBLE. BUT HUMANITY IS AWARDED FOR DECEPTION AND CARNIE SHOWS, WHICH IS OKAY, BUT REMEMBER IT ISN’T REAL. ITS JUST THOSE WHO APPROVE OF YOUR BEHAVIOR, GIVING YOU A PAT ON THE BACK. BUT WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN IN LIFE?

    THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BECOMING REAL. DO IT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS PLANE, OR YOU WILL END UP IN AN ILLUSION YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO CHANGE.

    THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.

    YOU MAY THINK WHAT YOU WILL CONCERNING ME, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING IS TRUTH.

    THE REAL PERSON IS ASKING THEMSELVES, HOW DID THOSE FAKE PERSONS GET ALL THAT? IT HAD TO BE PROSTITUTION, SELLING THEIR SOULS, COMPROMISED THE TRUTH; SOMETHING? BECAUSE, YOU JUST DON’T GET ALL THOSE MEANS WITHOUT LIES AND DECEIT, AND FOOLING THE MASSES, OR HURTING SOMEONE.

    DON’T INVITE YACAMAINDIAN TO THE MANSION, OR YOU WILL EITHER AGREE WITH TRUTH, OR BE PISSED.

    AND I WON’T EVER APOLOGIZE TO YOUR SO-CALLED FRIENDS, BECAUSE YOU SHOULD BE DR. NELSON TEACHING MUSIC AT A UNIVERSITY.

  6. ahhhhhh hot summer o’ Prince…..love it….want it….need it! Congrats to Prince and thanks Doc!!

  7. It would be very cool if P did show up and “show em how it’s done”. Otherwise, I won’t even WATCH the show. ;0)

  8. Sweet! Anything that honours his career got to be cool and sooo exciting and OF COURSE he will be there to brag about all his hits
    Congrats to Prince! Will look forward to this event

  9. Conggrats Prince! U so deserve this

  10. What a love way to way to start my morning. I’m not a fan of BET or autotune, but I am glad they are paying tribute to him and will be watching. Note to BET, keep the kids, rappers and autotunes out and make sure it’s a real tribute…Alicia Keys, Maxwell, D’Angelo, The Revolution, The Time, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, just to name a few.

  11. Awesome news! Way to go Prince, very well deserved. And I agree with your Chocolate_Box777 – that tribute he did for Chaka a few years back was amazing, great energy. He looked so happy to be performing for her.

  12. I’ve been to all the BET Awards in the last few years and the Lifetime achievement award the recipient has to be there. I can’t wait to see this. i was there when he did tribute to Chaka and the energy in that place when he came on stage was electrifying.

    The music Industry is finally realizing that they need to pay homage to him since he is the last one left since MJ tragically passed away and it was very tragic. They are dropping like flies. Prince so called fans need to stop criticizing him and appreciate Prince. Because once he is gone. There will never be another one like him…EVER!

  13. Okay,I think it was very nice for Prince to stick up for his friend,Tavis. But from what I hear,Prince doesnt even like BET to begin with. But lets be real…who does anymore? Its embarrassing. I think Prince definitely deserves this award and should have been received it years ago,whether he showed or not. I would be more excited if this was the NAACP awards or the OLD BET but Ill take it for what it is. And if any of the “listed performers” so happens to be paying tribute to Prince…me and Debra Lee are fighting.

  14. Prince has achieved a lifetime of music and shared it with the world. Keep it coming, Prince. 🙂

  15. … ANYWAY!!…
    Thanks for the news doc

  16. Congratulations to Prince! He deserves it. He’s brought the funk for 30 plus years and we are all still dancing… Thanks for everything Prince. Say what you wanna say – it is Your night. Just Jam and it would be great if a tribute would come from Chaka, Patti. Alicia. Lenny and Mr. Al Green.

  17. WOW! What a way to start the day! This is exciting news! I’ve been wondering when BET was going to do the right thing and honor the man. Good for Prince, he sooooo deserves it!

  18. could be awesome if the current artists did a tribute to him. Get the guys and gals who can REALLY sing.. NO FUCKING AUTO-TONE!! (sorry it had to be said) and the few who can really play, and do a musical tribute to him. if he is there to perform, give him 20 or 30 uninterrupted minutes to play(not jam, play actual Prince songs..no Larry, no Sly, no MJJ) but do not let him talk.. i read the ebony interview(at the bookstore BEFORE buying the mag, thank GOD) and we don’t need him to preach..just say THANK U..The New Album’s called “_____” and will be out __/___/2010″ .. oh and PLEASE NO LARRY GRAHAM ON BASS/VOX OR ANYWHERE IN THE BUILDING!!

  19. Cool … can’t wait to see the show


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