In a season of Prince tributes, Sheila E’s performance at last night’s BET Awards might have been the most personal and sentimental of them all. Joined onstage by Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, who choreographed for him and danced with him for years before and after they wed, they brought America to their feet (and to tears) in a display of pure showmanship. Prince loved a lot of women in his life, and this tribute is a testament to the fact that they really loved him back. Mayte, we need to see you onstage more often, girl!
Eternal love. Thank you @sheilaedrummer for putting this together and asking me to be a part of it. There is nobody else I would of done this tribute with !! And the whole group. The love was so strong on stage. I'm overwhelmed with emotions!! #gratefulbutsad @therealshelbyj @nandymcclean @mayamcclean @livwarfield @elisafiorillo1 and the rest I don't have their IG names