"Yeah. We saw that. Don't worry. We got you."
That was the epic shade thrown by BET just minutes after Madonna's much-criticized tribute performance to Prince at the Billboard Awards in May. The network promised fans that it was cooking up a tribute truly fitting of the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson -- and they didn't disappoint.
Instead, of just one performance, the show celebrated Prince throughout the night with a series of brilliant and distinct tributes from various artists.
First up were Erykah Badu, The Roots and singer Bilal, who gave an absolutely stunning rendition of "The Beautiful Ones":
Next up was Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly, performing "Take Me With U," later joined by Jennifer Hudson who got a standing ovation for her powerful cover of "Purple Rain":
Maxwell also gave a stirring performance of "Nothing Compares To U" (which Madonna sang during her Billboard tribute). In honor of Prince, he changed the words, singing: "It's been 7 hours and 66 days since you took your music away."
The performance everyone was waiting for, Janelle Monae.
Monae, who has often cited Prince as a huge inspiration, sang a medley including the songs "Delirious," " Kiss," "Pop Life," and "I Would Die 4 U" -- while wearing ass-less chaps in honor of the icon:
And finally, Sheila E. came out to bring the house down with an epic, percussive performance in homage to The Purple One. Her high-energy medley included songs, "Housequake" and "Erotic City":
It was a magical night full of performances that would have made Prince proud. Slay.