Monday, April 19, 2021

Prince’s Estate Shares Singer’s Handwritten Letter About ‘Injustice’ + Drops ‘Baltimore’ Music Video [WATCH]

*Amid the ongoing protests decrying race relations in America and police brutality, Prince‘s estate has shared an inspirational message to mark what would have been his 62nd birthday.

The handwritten note was posted on Instagram, and it comes as civil unrest continues to rock the nation over the death of George Floyd

“Nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than INTOLERANCE (between) Black, white, red, yellow, boy or girl. INTOLERANCE,” Prince’s handwritten message read.

The caption stated, “Prince dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, advocating for black excellence, and spreading the message of ‘Love 4 One Another.’ In this note that he kept in his personal archives, he wrote a message that still resonates today.”

Check out the post below. 

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The estate also shared a music video for Prince’s song “Baltimore,” which he wrote after 25-year-old Freddie Gray was killed while in the custody of Baltimore Police in 2015. 

The video features footage from protests over Black Americans who have died while in police custody.

Scroll up and check out the video via the YouTube clip above. 

Meanwhile, celebrities including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga, have called for political change in response to the latest victim (Floyd) of police brutality, , per PEOPLE.  

“We have known for a long time that President Trump has failed,” said Gaga.  “He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken. We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office. He is fueling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening. It’s time for a change.”

“The world came together for George Floyd. We know there is a long road ahead,” Beyonce wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “Let’s remain aligned and focused in our call for real justice.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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