It was a pleasant surprise that the BET Awards paid tribute to George Michael on Sunday.
Kamasi Washington played saxophone while El Debarge sang “Careless Whisper” in tribute to George Michael at the 2017 BET Awards.
Reaction to the tribute has been mostly positive.
Don't you think George would have been honored that the BET Awards paid tribute to his music? https://t.co/DaDBKsl8FR
— Yours Only George (@yogworld) June 27, 2017
Just ran back that George Michael tribute. Shoutout to @BET for putting some respect on his name.
— Golden Corrales (@DUNKFACE) June 26, 2017
Thanks BET for thinking of George Michael. He was truly talented. There will never be another. #BETAwards
— Jess (@Honey223344) June 26, 2017
OH SNAP @ElDeBarge paying the ultimate tribute to George Michael #BETAwards
— ESSENCE (@Essence) June 26, 2017
Thank you so much tribute George Michael! ❤
Missing George so much! He would have been greatly honored for the tribute on BET! He was the only white artist, but he definitely had soul!❤️