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.....