On Friday, Monae accepted ASCAP’s prestigious Vanguard Award — previous winners include the Killers, Santigold, the Strokes, and the Beastie Boys — with some guy named Prince stopping by to pay his respects. After that it was on to Sunday’s BET Awards, where she returned the favor by performing the Purple One’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”
That same night, she was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter.
Monae actually played Colorado twice earlier this month. She opened for Eyrkah Badu at Denver’s Fillmore and also for MGMT — whom she totally blew off the stage — at Red Rocks.
Expect headlining dates next time through.