TINA: Television (Tribute)

BET Awards (2023)

Tina Turner - BET Awards - TV

The BET Awards are an American award show, established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate black entertainers in music, film, sports and philanthropy. The 23rd BET Awards took place on June 25, 2023 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Patti LaBelle performed a tribute to Tina Turner with the live performance of her anthem The Best, standing in front of a set that spelled out 'TINA' in giant letters filled with pictures of the rock and soul icon. Unfortunately, during her performance she couldn’t read the lyrics on the teleprompter. “I can’t see the words, I don’t know,” she told the audience in a sing-song tone, moving along with the melody but falling short on the lyrics. “I’m tryin’, y’all!”

LaBelle shared also a written tribute to Tina on social media: „Tina, the world will forever be grateful for your voice, your fearlessness, and your grace. You truly are the Queen of Rock & Roll and your spirit will reign forever! Rest in eternal peace and love!“

Date: June 25, 2023
Location: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles

Tina Turner - BET Awards - TV

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