The news of legendary artist Prince‘s untimely passing hasn’t been easy to anyone. As the tremendous amount of love and support from fans continue to flow, Erykah Badu wrote the music royal a poem. Badu and Prince had a close relationship as we found out through her heartfelt poem she posted yesterday on her Facebook page, along with a photo of the two of them sharing the stage. Attached was a personal note he wrote her. In the poem she divulges the realness of their friendship. From her mother embarrassing her in front of him, to Prince telling her that her third studio album Worldwide Underground was incomplete.
Read her honest, yet tear-jerking poem below…
That time Prince was your rhythm guitarist
then sent you the picture.
The time Prince was so gracious to come to your club in the hood of South Dallas and play for 4 hours into the night…
The time you recorded “Today -the earth song”
at Paisley Park.
All the times y’all shot pool and argued over religion.
The time Prince got in your Lemo to tell you that ‘World Wide Underground ‘ wasn’t finished yet and you ‘felt a way’. Lol
The time Prince “evolved ” and wouldn’t sign yo mama’s ‘Dirty Mind’ album cover cause he said he wasn’t into that no mo and yo mama told him
“well you shouldn’t have made it then” and you were embarrassed.
The time Prince had a “swear jar” and you just put a 20 dollar bill in it when you walk in.
The time Prince and Larry Grahm had you cornered in a Jehova’s Witness…well, witness session.
The time you presented Prince with the ICON Billboard AWARD with 20 (Janell Monáe).
The time you sang “I wanna be your lover” on the 3rd grade talent show wearing a swim top and the teachers cut you short because it was “inappropriate”.
The moment you remember how much he means to you…
You’ve been here all my life .
And You will live F O R E V E R in my cells.
Sometimes it snows in April?
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