Diddy, Faith Evans & Sting Perform ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ (1997) | VMAs

Diddy, Faith Evans & Sting Perform ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ (1997) | VMAs

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(angelic music) – [Puff Daddy] Every day I
wake up, I hope I’m dreamin’. I can’t believe this. Can’t believe you ain’t here. Sometimes it’s just
hard to wake up. It’s just hard to
just keep goin’. It’s like I feel empty inside
without you bein’ here. (hip hop music)
(audience cheering) This right goes out to everyone that has lost someone
that they truly love. ♪ Every breath you take ♪
– Check it out. ♪ Every move you make ♪ ♪ Every bond you break,
every step you take ♪ ♪ I’ll be watching you ♪ ♪ Every single day ♪ ♪ Every word you say ♪ ♪ Every game you play,
every night you stay ♪ ♪ I’ll be watching you ♪ ♪ Watching you ♪ ♪ It’s kinda hard
with you not around ♪ ♪ Know you in heaven
smilin’ down ♪ ♪ Watchin’ us while
we pray for you ♪ ♪ Every day we pray for you ♪ ♪ Till the day we meet again ♪ ♪ In my heart is where
I’ll keep you, friend ♪ ♪ Memories give me the
strength I need to proceed ♪ ♪ Strength I need to believe ♪ ♪ My thoughts, Big,
I just can’t define ♪ ♪ Wish I could turn
back the hands of time ♪ ♪ Us in the six, shop for
new clothes and kicks ♪ ♪ You and me taking flicks ♪ ♪ Makin’ hits, stages
they receive you on ♪ ♪ Still can’t
believe you’re gone ♪ ♪ Give anything to
hear half your breath ♪ ♪ I know you still living ♪ ♪ Your life after death ♪
♪ Every step I take ♪ ♪ Oh Lord ♪
♪ Every move I make ♪ ♪ I miss you ♪ ♪ Every single day,
every time I pray ♪ ♪ I’ll be missing you ♪ ♪ I’ll be missing you ♪ ♪ Thinkin’ of the day ♪ ♪ Thinkin’ of the day ♪ ♪ When you went away ♪ ♪ What a life to take,
what a bond to break ♪ ♪ I’ll be missing you ♪ ♪ Oh can’t you see ♪ ♪ You belong to me ♪ ♪ And my poor heart aches ♪ ♪ With every step you take ♪ ♪ Somebody tell me why ♪ ♪ On that morning when
this life is over ♪ ♪ I know ♪
♪ I know ♪ – Put you lighters in the air. ♪ I’ll see your face ♪ – Put your lighters
in the air for B.I.G. Everybody put your
lighters in the air from side to side
♪ Every day ♪ ♪ Every step I take ♪ ♪ Every move I make ♪ ♪ Every single day ♪
– Put your hands in the air. ♪ Every single day,
every time I pray ♪ ♪ I’ll be missing you ♪ ♪ Every single day ♪ ♪ Every night I pray ♪
♪ Every single day ♪ ♪ Every step I take ♪ ♪ Every move I make ♪ ♪ Every single day ♪
♪ Every move I make ♪ ♪ Every single day,
every time I pray ♪ ♪ I’ll be missing you ♪ – [Puff Daddy] Come on. ♪ Every time I pray ♪
– Clap your hands. Clap your hands for B.I.G.
♪ Every step I take ♪ – Clap your hands
for Tupac Shakur. Clap your hands
for Betty Shabazz. Clap your hands
for Gianni Versace. Clap your hands
for Princess Diana. Come on, clap your hands
for Notorious B.I.G. ♪ I’ll be missing you ♪ – Clap your hands for
everybody we lost. We miss you. (audience cheering) (upbeat electronic music)

100 thoughts on “Diddy, Faith Evans & Sting Perform ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ (1997) | VMAs”

  1. So much talent up on that stage…oh and even Diddy was up there…fun fact: did you know Diddy dancing was the inspiration for the "Inflatable Flailing Arm Man." Lol

  2. This was one of my favorite performances. It was a beautiful tribute. Could anybody ever be more uncomfortable in there life though then Sting was during this whole thing?

  3. Grear! Please, upload Spice Girls performance from this year! But don't cut image to change aspect into 16:9. Respect the original 4:3 aspect. Thaaaanks?

  4. This was by far the saddest VMA ever. It was Sept. 4 1997. Princess Diana had died the previous Sunday Aug.31. Up to that date Versace, Tupac, and The Notorious B.I.G had also died. So the environment was far away from joy, the whole world was mourning because of Diana's death, her funeral was going to be the following Saturday. In all the performances the sense of respect (taking Marilyn Manson away) showed such emotions. The Spice Girls stated that their first time ever performance and the only one at the VMA's was a tribute to her life. The show was kind of painful. Thanks MTV for uploading this.


  6. Faith Evans Sang This Song With So Much Emotion. You Could Truly Feel That She Meant Every Word. Sad Seeing Her Fight Back Tears At The End

  7. I remember this VMA's so vividly like it was yesterday I never realized how cheesy those dance moves were though 😬

  8. Seeing sting and faith sing together was magical #ripbig #riptupac #ripprincessdiana

  9. Best VMA performance ever. There will never be another one like it. Meaningful, moving. My 19th birthday, MTV was everything.

  10. U can tell diddy truly missed his friend. Its no point of killing eachother my brothers
    Life is to short. Please. Think before it goes to far. Thank you

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