Estate officials for Prince have shared a poignant message the late musician wrote about racial intolerance to mark what would have been his 62nd birthday.
A photo of the singer’s timely note from beyond the grave was posted online on Sunday, June 7, as Black Lives Matter protests continued around the world in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man who was killed by a white police office in Minnesota last month.
The handwritten card read: “Nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than INTOLERANCE (between) Black, white, red, yellow, boy or girl. INTOLERANCE.”
In the accompanying caption, representatives for the tragic star, a Minnesota native, wrote, “Prince dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, advocating for black excellence, and spreading the message of ‘Love 4 One Another (sic)’.”
“In this note that he kept in his personal archives, he wrote a message that still resonates today.”
Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in 2016, aged 57.
Meanwhile, actress Salma Hayek also took to social media on Sunday to pay a birthday tribute to her late friend during the current period of civil unrest.
Alongside a photo of the old pals hanging out on the set of his 2005 music video for “Te Amo Corazon”, which Salma directed, she shared, “With everything that’s happening, maybe many people will forget that today is Prince’s birthday. But not me. I miss our two-hour conversations on the phone more than ever and every time I watch the news I wonder what he would think, what song would he write.”
“Brother how I wish you were here living this moment you dreamt of and waited for. Happy birthday, It’s has started !!”.