Prince Made a Song for the People of Baltimore

Prince, Freddie Gray, Baltimore

Prince Made a Song for the People of Baltimore

Music legend shared artwork for tribute.

Published May 1, 2015

(Photo: Paisley Park Studios/Warner Bros.)

Like many other artists, Prince is speaking up about the civil unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray.

The legendary artist recorded a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore,” his spokesperson told Billboard. There's no release date to the track, but the record is supposed to address Gray's death, while he was in police custody, and social issues surrounding the deaths of young Black men. Billboard obtained a copy of the artwork for the song and it has already been shared across social-media platforms.


In speaking up about the Baltimore situation, Prince joins the likes of Beyoncé, WaleGame and Joey Bada$$ as artists taking a stand.

Beyoncé, in particular, asked her fans to help support the NAACP's efforts to aid those affected by the unrest in Baltimore.  

"People are hurting. Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore," Beyoncé said.

Meanwhile, Joey Bada$$ confronted New York City police during a rally and protest. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by BET-Staff


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