Justin Timberlake pens heartfelt tribute to Prince

“It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It’s beyond that. He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written.”

 

Last Thursday, the entire world went into complete shock after learning that Prince has passed away at the age of 57. To pay tribute to this great legend, many artists have come together ever since on various stages. Beside that, there were also a huge number of artists who composed their grief in the form of Twitter and Instagram posts. Justin Timberlake was one of them.

 

After revealing his shock on Twitter, Timberlake went on to write a heart-wrenching Instagram post to reflect on the passing of Prince. Reflecting on his earliest memories of the iconic musician, he wrote “It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. “Mommy, who is that singing?” Seems weird but it’s true”.

He wrote, “More than a “once in a lifetime” artist… Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST.  I’m still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief.  But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that  changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole  being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..?  Laughable.”

Not only was the legendary icon a significant part of Timberlake’s childhood, but he also lives on somewhere between the lines he’s composed.

“They say don’t meet your idols… That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It’s beyond that. He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written.”

Justin concluded his touching post with a promise of cherishing his fond memories of Prince beyond these grieving days.

“I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die.
Prince, NOTHING COMPARES…
#RIPPrince”

 

It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist… Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols… That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES… #RIPPrince

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