Prince's Estate Shares Artist's Message Against Racial Intolerance
"Prince dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, advocating for black excellence, and spreading the message of 'Love 4 One Another,'" the artist's estate wrote on Twitter. "In this note that he kept in his personal archives, he wrote a message that still resonates today."
Alongside a handwritten note that reads "Nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than INTOLERANCE," the estate has also shared an updated version of the artist's 2015 track, "Baltimore," which was recorded following the death of Freddie Gray, who passed away after being arrested by the Baltimore Police Department earlier that year.
Late last month, the estate also shared a message in memory of George Floyd, who also died following a violent interaction with police.
See the messages below.
"The system is broken. It's going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life." Prince wrote "Baltimore" in 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police, in support of Black Lives Matter. #nojusticenopeacehttps://t.co/KxMmMgWf6U— Prince (@prince) June 7, 2020
Prince performed this mournful version of "Dreamer" at his Dance Rally 4 Peace at @PaisleyPark on May 2, 2015, held in response to the death of Freddie Gray. Prince started the concert by saying, "To all those deserving, rest in peace." Rest in peace, George Floyd.— Prince (@prince) May 28, 2020