Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder don their finest tuxedos (and plenty of purple) for Prince tribute concert in Minnesota

Nicole Scherzinger, Stevie Ponder and Chaka Khan were among stars who performed at a Ruler tribute show in his home territory of Minnesota on Thursday.

They were among 17,000 fans who rushed to Xcel Vitality Center in the town of St Paul to recall the late symbol.

Christina Aguilera, who was because of likewise participated, wiped out her appearance at last due to a ‘vocal ailment’.

Her nonappearance didn’t hose the temperament in the field nor influence the resolve of performers who dressed fittingly in their finest purple for the event.

Scherzinger went above and beyond than most, dressing in a fitted, white glossy silk tuxedo.

Khan and Ponder collaborated, playing out a series of two part harmonies for the pleased hordes of fans.

Together they sang her 1984 hit with the late star, I Feel for You. Ponder peppered the version with swarm satisfying harmonica riffs.

They at that point blasted into the anthemic ‘1999’, driving the group of onlookers in synchronized applauding.

Jessie J was expected to supplant Aguilera who discharged an announcement sharing her lament at not having the capacity to partake.

‘It is with an overwhelming heart that I can’t play out tonight and join the astonishing ability in front of an audience to pay tribute to the legend that was Sovereign.

‘He will stay in our souls and motivate our music until the finish of time.’

An agent later said she had been advised to pull back from the line-up by specialists.

John Mayer, who was additionally because of partake, pulled out refering to a ‘change of timetable’.

Prior to the show, St. Paul Chairman Chris Coleman read a decree on the open air court announcing Thursday Sovereign Day in Minnesota’s capital.

Sovereign’s sister prior said she trusted the show would convey conclusion to his lamenting fans.

Tyka (TYE’- kuh) Nelson depicted the occasion as an open dedication to Sovereign, who kicked the bucket in April at his Paisley Stop recording complex.

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