“He breaks new ground... He's an icon,” Janelle Monáe said when introducing her friend and mentor, Prince, alongside Erykah Badu.
After a video montage of the legend's most memorable career moments, the evening’s closer and recipient of Billboard's Icon Award hit the stage. There was no acceptance speech, simply music.
Clad in green from neck to ankles and trademark high heels, Prince performed a slowed down, funky version of his classic jam, “Let’s Go Crazy.”
After a mean guitar solo, Prince transitioned into his collaborative single with lady collective 3rdeyegirl, titled.“FixUrLifeUp." The dynamic set wrapped with flames shooting up behind he and his band — fitting for a man that just set the show in fire.