The artist — dressed in a bedazzled suit — performed an incredibly horny medley of “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss,” flanked by the former Prince drummer. Twigs pole-danced for the first two songs, a skill that she trained for intensively for her incredible new album Magdalene. She joined Usher at centerstage for “Kiss,” but unfortunately the avant-pop star didn’t sing.
The performance comes two days before the star-studded Prince tribute Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 28th. Sheila E. will serve as musical director, joined by songwriting duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Beck, Foo Fighters, Earth Wind & Fire, Common, H.E.R., Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, St. Vincent and others are set to perform the late musician’s songs. It will air on television in April.
“I was very honored to be able to do this for so many reasons, but to be able to help celebrate the life of a dear friend and be a part of this and be musical director is awesome,” Sheila E. recently told Rolling Stone of the tribute. “It’s almost unfair to do a two-hour tribute to him — we could do a full week.”