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Patti LaBelle Helped Through Tina Turner Tribute by Crowd After Teleprompter Issues 2023 BET Awards

The 2023 BET Awards crowd had to help Patti LaBelle through her Tina Turner tribute performance after she had an issue with the teleprompter.

During the ceremony on Sunday, the Godmother of Soul paid tribute to the late Turner with a rendition of "The Best" and struggled to keep up with the lyrics — but she made it through and sounded immaculate.

LaBelle, 79, took to the stage in a sparkly fringe minidress reminiscent of Turner's signature style for the performance. While her powerhouse vocals were expectedly impressive, she appeared unable to see the lyrics on the teleprompter throughout the tribute.

"I can't see the words and I don't know," she told the crowd. "I'm tryin', y'all!"

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