Prince Day is LIT! Here's how the BET Awards and others are honoring him
June 07, 2016 at 10:28 am
Prince Rogers Nelson would have turned 58 today and Minnesota’s governor is making sure the day never goes unnoticed. Gov. Mark Drayton issued a state proclamation declaring June 7th, Prince Day.
Twitter is joining in on the remembrance.
#PrinceDay – Let’s turn the whole internet purple y’all…. pic.twitter.com/q1EtfWYJB6
— prince.org (@princeorg) June 6, 2016
“Life it ain’t real funky…unless it’s got that pop….Dig it” #PrinceDay 💜 pic.twitter.com/CKN6VBgon2
— LizzLocker (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) June 7, 2016
Celebrating the “Purple One”. Happy Birthday @prince! #PrinceDay pic.twitter.com/xFlAy2kDDb
— Alexis Mitchell (@LexisTV) June 7, 2016
🎶Happy Birthday 2 U, Happy Birthday 2 U, Happy Birthday Dear @Prince
Happy Birthday 2 U🎶 #PrinceDay #PrinceBDay💜💋💞 pic.twitter.com/Ld7shkcJ6j
— Darling Nikki (@miss_lady_diva) June 7, 2016
And the day gets even better.TIDAL released 15 Prince albums to commemorate the day.
Wait, there’s more!
After Madonna’s failed Prince Tribute at the Billboard Music Awards, BET promised a proper tribute in a shade-filled now-deleted tweet that read “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.”
Early Tuesday, the BET Awards Twitter account gave more details about the Prince Tribute that happen at the 2016 BET Awards.
@SheilaEdrummer, @JanelleMonae, @theroots and @TheDangelo are only a few … #BETAwards #CelebratePrince #PrinceDay pic.twitter.com/4kKMjl8vaP
— #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 7, 2016
The 2016 BET Awards will be held on Sunday, June 26th and hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson.