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REMEMBERING THE PURPLE ONE: Hollywood Explodes With Stunned & Emotional Reactions To Prince's Death

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The doves are crying, and so is everyone else. News of Prince's death has stunned, shocked and overwhelmed everyone all around the world. Hollywood is exploding and reeling from the news. We've rounded up reactions from YBF celebs and more who loved him inside...

-Toni Braxton

 

The Beautiful cast of @bwaycolorpurple tribute the late great Prince. Tonight was a very special night !!!

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-Cynthia Erivo and the cast of the Color Purple

-Sheila E.

-Holly Robinson Peete

-Oprah

 

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-Beyonce

-Sherri Shepherd

-LeToya Luckett

-Miguel

-Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia -Erykah Badu -Will Smith

-Magic Johnson

-Nas

-Prince

-Rev. Jesse Jackson

-Jesse Williams

-Ayesha Curry

-Deion Sanders

-Tracey Edmonds

 

WOW.......!!!! Speechless.. Today is truly a fucked up day..!!!! The best EVER..!!!!!! #RIPPRINCE

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-Nelly

-Ciara

-President Obama

-Fantasia

-Lalah Hathaway

-Chaka Khan

-JLo

-Questlove

-Jussie Smollett

-Steve Harvey

-Wyclef

-MC Hammer

-Prince's "muse" Damaris Lewis

-Jill Scott

-Jurnee Smollett

Frank Ocean wrote a tribute on his Tumblr:
I'm not even gonna say rest in peace because it's bigger than death. I never met the man (I was too nervous the one time I saw him) and I never saw him play live, regrettably. I only know the legends I've heard from folks and what I've heard and seen from his deep catalog of propellant, fearless, virtuosic work.
My assessment is that he learned early on how little value to assign to someone else's opinion of you…an infectious sentiment that seemed soaked into his clothes, his hair, his walk, his guitar and his primal scream. He wrote my favorite song of all time, "When You Were Mine." It's a simple song with a simple melody that makes you wish you thought of it first, even though you never would have — a flirtatious brand of genius that feels approachable.
He was a straight black man who played his first televised set in bikini bottoms and knee high heeled boots, epic. He made me feel more comfortable with how I identify sexually simply by his display of freedom from and irreverence for obviously archaic ideas like gender conformity etc. He moved me to be more daring and intuitive with my own work by his demonstration — his denial of the prevailing model … His fight for his intellectual property — "SLAVE" written across the forehead, name changed to a symbol…An all out rebellion against exploitation.
A vanguard and genius by every metric I know of who affected many in a way that will outrun oblivion for a long while. I'm proud to be a Prince fan(stan) for life.

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