The Beautiful Ones: Prince & His Famous Friends (PHOTOS)
1. Prince and Beyonce at the 46th Annual GRAMMY AwardsSource:M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty 1 of 15
2. Misty Copeland with Prince on his ‘Welcome 2 America’ tourSource:Kevin Mazur/NPG Records 2010/Getty 2 of 15
3. Sheila E and Prince reunite at the 2007 NCLR ALMA AwardsSource:Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR 3 of 15
4. Prince presents an award to Halle Berry 42nd Annual NAACP Image AwardsSource:Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty 4 of 15
5. Prince on stage with fellow Minneapolis band Morris Day and The TimeSource:Instagram 5 of 15
6. Prince presents an award to Beck at the 57th Annual GRAMMY AwardsSource:Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images 6 of 15
7. Prince and Mary J. Blige sing it out at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music FestivalSource:Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel 7 of 15
8. Prince and Chaka Khan hug at the 2010 BET AwardsSource:Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic 8 of 15
9. Prince joins the stage with Alicia Keys at the 50th Annual GRAMMY AwardsSource:Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty 9 of 15
10. Prince and Stevie wonder hit the stage together at the 6th Annual BET AwardsSource:M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty 10 of 15
11. Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle and Prince join hands at the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary GalaSource:Bryan Bedder/Getty Images 11 of 15
12. Wendy and Lisa, the women behind prince in the 1980sSource:Instagram 12 of 15
13. Prince singing with his protégée Sheena EastonSource:Michael Putland/Getty Images 13 of 15
14. Prince performs with Rosie Gaines in AustraliaSource:Patrick Riviere/Getty Images 14 of 15
15. Prince presents an award to The Weeknd at the 2015 American Music AwardsSource:Kevin Mazur/AMA2015/WireImage/Getty 15 of 15
Prince has been pretty active in our fight for civil rights and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and he continues to participate in his own way. The legendary artist just dropped a video for “Baltimore,” the song he wrote after Freddie Gray was killed while in police custody back in April.
The song features Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane, and its video was shot documentary-style. The clip contains footage and photos from the Maryland city, protests and even the “Rally 4 Peace” Prince held himself. Poignant and necessary, Prince calls for peace and action.
The timing for the video couldn’t be any better especially since we’re, yet again, going through the motions in the wake of Sandra Bland, an African American woman who died in police custody. “Baltimore” should undoubtedly resonate with listeners.
Watch the video below.