Singer asked fans to wear grey for special gig in honour of late 25-year-old
Prince has uploaded a tribute concert he recently performed in honour of an African-American man killed in police custody in Baltimore.
The singer and his band 3rdEyeGirl invited fans to his Paisley Park estate for the Rally 4 Peace concert dedicated to Freddie Gray and the city.
Prince also asked fans to wear grey for the late 25-year-old who died on April 19, a week after he was injured while being taken into police custody. You can listen to the gig below:
Baltimore later declared a state of emergency amid increasingly violent clashes, which saw more than 15 officers injured.
The gig, which took place at his home and studio, came in conjunction with the singer sharing a song he wrote in tribute to Gray and the people of Baltimore.
The show was also streamed on Tidal for free.
The Jay-Z owned streaming service removed its paywall and sign-up process and allowed visitors to listen to audio from the concert live and for free. Tidal’s homepage also featured a “match funds” donation button to encourage support for local Baltimore youth charities.
Commenting on Tidal’s support, Jay-Z said: “I am honoured to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding.
“Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray’s family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence.”