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This would have been AH-mazing!
Back in April, the city of Baltimore was experiencing protest in the wake of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of city police officers.
While many celebrities showed their support through social media, it's been reported that Rihanna wanted to hold a free concert for the city of Baltimore — and even walk with protesters!
Emails between RiRi's rep and the Baltimore police indicate that the 27-year-old tried to get extra police security at the request of the governor's office.
But a separate email chain between the former police commissioner and the mayor's rep suggest that the songstress's request was ultimately denied because "police are claiming they have no permit so it will not be allowed."
While the BBHMM singer's concert didn't get approved, Prince performed a Rally 4 Peace benefit show in Baltimore in early May.
We can only imagine if RiRi joined forces with Prince on stage, it would have been a concert of epic proportions!
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While director JJ Abrams didn't have any new footage from Episode 7, he did treat fans to a behind-the-scenes montage with a lot of familiar faces!
Among them, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. This was the first full look at Luke Skywalker's twin sister. Other highlights included Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o wearing a motion-capture headpiece, Star Trek actor Simon Pegg in a funky alien costume, and of course, Harrison Ford as the still-dashing Han Solo.
Harrison, in his first public appearance after a scary plane crash earlier this year, seemed especially reflective:
Do you know who Prince is? Well, if you don't have TIDAL, that may change!
The artist has followed Taylor Swift in pulling his music from Spotify, but he's gone a step further.
While Tay gave Apple a stern talking to, Prince has removed his catalog from their streaming service as well.
The Purple One's music is now exclusively available on Jay Z's artist-centric streaming service.
The move won't be a surprise to Prince's Twitter followers, with whom the artist regularly shared his disgust over Spotify and other services:
Now, the tune Baltimore is released on SoundCloud, which according to a spokeswoman for the singer:
"Addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio-political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men."
Last month, Freddie Gray died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody, igniting protests and riots in the city of Baltimore. Though the song is a call for peace and reflection, the singer declares in the lyrics:
"If there ain't no justice then there ain't no peace."
Check out the song (below) and listen to Baltimore!
The city of Baltimore should be expecting a forecast of Purple Rain this weekend!
Now, it's been announced that the superstar will perform the song at a Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore!
Organizers of the concert had this to say:
"In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S."
People are invited to wear something gray to the event as a symbolic message, and organizers continue to explain:
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Like most of us, Prince has been moved by the violent protests happening in Baltimore over Freddie Gray's death. Unlike most of us, the legendary artist will share his feelings through song.
According to a spokesperson, the ART OFFICIAL AGE singer has recorded "a tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore."
It's understood that the track will discuss Gray's death, while in Baltimore police custody, and how the nation has been exposed to a series of young black men being killed, which sparked many socio/political issues.
Prince is the latest in a slew of artists who have taken issue with the matter, including Beyoncé, The Game, and others who have called for action in the wake of Gray's death.
Release plans for Prince's song have yet to be announced, but the artwork has been released (above.)
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