Now Playing loading...

Missy Elliott rocks purple hair in tribute to her idol, Prince 


Josh Brasted/FilmMagic

Missy Elliott remembered her idol Prince this week with purple hair as she listened to one of her favorite songs by the legendary Minneapolis artist.

The two icons shared the same favorite color, purple, so Missy wore purple tresses in a short Instagram video to the opening line of Prince’s sultry ballad, “Adore.”

“Until the end of time I’ll be there for you” we hear Prince sing as Missy enjoys the track from his 1987 double album, Sign o’ the Times.

“Saaaang Prince,” Missy captioned the clip with a raised-hands emoji. “Purple always been my favorite color.”

One month after Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, Missy revealed that after meeting her in Los Angeles, he planned a duet.

“He had sent me some stuff, music of his, and I moved and I could never find that music,” she said on CBC Music’s The Strombo Show, as reported by The Guardian.

The “Work it” rapper added that it is essential to honor great performers before they die.

“We really have to start appreciating these artists while they are still here, and not wait until these moments [after they’ve died] to recognize their genius and the greatness of what they’ve done for music,” said Missy.

When Prince passed in 2016, Missy posted a custom-made portrait of him with the comment, “This is heartbreaking. I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many. R.I.P.”

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Comments are closed.