Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013The two-year anniversary of Prince‘s death is Saturday, April 21.
In honor of the late music icon, Vogue has posted several articles on its website about the musician’s legacy, including a touching video compilation in which celebrities share their memories of The Purple One.
In the video, rapper Eve recalls, “I got a phone call from my manager years ago saying ‘Prince wants to meet you at the studio,’ and I was like, ‘Stop lying.’ And it was true.”
She continues, “It was…in New York and it was at Electric Lady Studios. He walked in and my first thought was, ‘He’s so beautiful. What the hell!'”
Roots drummer Questlove remembers, “Prince was playing an after show gig and I guess he wasn’t used to seeing me in a suit. I walked in and he saw me in a suit for the first time. He’s like, ‘Brotha! You looking sharp!’ And then he reached in his pocket and he tipped me fifty dollars for looking sharp.”
Chaka Khan, who scored a hit with the Prince-penned song “I Feel for You,” recalls, “You know, he was an insomniac. But he had no time signature. I went bowling [with him] once at two o’clock in the morning, [we would] go see movies at three, four in the morning.”
Prince’s collaborator Sheila E. remembers, “We loved competing against each other about who was dressed the best.”
Prince died on April 21, 2016 at at age 57 of an overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.
It was reported Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with his death, and that the investigation has been closed.
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