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His Majesty: Prince

How do you honor Prince?  This was the question many where asking when it was first announced that he would be honored at the BET Awards.  I even wondered.  I thought....hmmm...Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, and maybe even past band mates. I had one of them right.  BET took me in another direction with an all female tribute but I still was surprised by who was picked.  Its said that Prince himself chose each of the women on stage to honor him. I can believe it BUT where they appropriate?

Very talented females graced the stage, no doubt. The effort was there so why did it still seemed weak?
I feel like yelling, "Do over!!!"  Can we get a do over like they did with the MJ Tribute [which was GREAT]?   I doubt that we will.  Prince truly deserved better. We hear his influence in some of the songs produced by Robin Thicke, Ciara, and others who have done "Prince-like" ballads recently.

I'm thankful for the effort. Prince is a great influence.  He taught me to just be myself even if its quirky or weird. Its about giving your talents to the world.  Maybe we'll get our "do over"....what do you think?


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