Prince Estate shares handwritten pro-tolerance notes on his birthday – diverse2 min read
Prince often played special concerts on his birthday, June 7 – probably the most extensive was a full-scale show at Detroit’s Cobo Arena in 1988 – and since his death in 2016, the date has been celebrated with special events (like Spike Lee’s block party). Brooklyn in 2017) or released (like last year’s “Original” album).
For a number of reasons, 2020 is different, at least not because of the nationwide protests against police violence that were inspired by law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, the Prince’s favorite city, after the death of George Floyd.
Instead of an elaborate release or event, on his 62nd birthday, Prince’s estate shared a handwritten note about intolerance from the artist, as well as a reminder of his 2015 concert and song commemorating Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of Baltimore police.
“Prince dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, for black supremacy and for spreading the message “Love 4 to each other.” “On this note that he kept in his personal archives, he wrote a message that still resonates today. ‘Black, white, red, yellow, boy or girl is nothing more ugly in the whole wider world than intolerance (middle). Intolerance. ‘”
Prince has spoken out against intolerance and in support of black empowerment through words and actions throughout his career. She challenged stereotypes with her music, her collaborators and band members – almost all of which were multicultural and both male and female music artists – she was not afraid to wear provocative and time-consuming outfits, and ultimately supported by many causes and donors Did. .
In “Baltimore” he sang:
“Does anyone hear our prayers?
For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray? /
Peace is more than the absence of war
Can we see another bloody day? /
We are tired of crying and people are dying.
Let’s remove all the guns. “