“Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me,” Bey writes of the musical icon, according to EW.
The images range from intimate to candid to staged, and many have never been seen before, the website reports. Shahidi, the father of Black-ish star Yara Shahidi and Prince’s friend of two decades, was also the only photographer to shoot the artist’s private “3121” parties in Los Angeles. His photos and captions reflect their close relationship, EW reports.
Prince: A Private View is due Oct. 17
Beyoncé wrote the foreword to Prince: A Private View https://t.co/tTtuItIrfZ
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 7, 2017
“I have so many memories,” she told co-host Loni Love. “But I’d have to say one. When my first movie came out, ‘Imagine That,’ he actually rented a theater so that everybody was able to go see it.”
She also said that an image of her remains in Paisley Park to this day.
“They opened up Paisley Park and there’s still a picture of me in his office, which was surreal when I first got that message like I’m still in the office…so that was quite a moment,” she said. “I mean honestly, he has given my family the ability to do what we want and embrace the fact that we are all a family of creatives…so, we owe a lot to him.”
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Remembering Prince Through the Years
1. PrinceSource:AP 1 of 15
2. PrinceSource:AP 2 of 15
3. Fact: Prince was nicknamed "Skipper" as a kid.3 of 15
4. Prince rocking out on ABC's Good Morning America in June of 2006. (PR Photos)4 of 15
5. Fact: Prince was reportedly able to play 27 instruments5 of 15
6. Prince at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, CA. (PR Photos)6 of 15
7. Prince at The Bourne Ultimatum UK Premiere in Leicester Square in 2007. (PR Photos)7 of 15
8. Prince performs at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 in Eaton Square in London. (PR Photos)8 of 15
9. Prince performs in Chicago in 2011.9 of 15
10. Prince performs at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 in Eaton Square in London. (PR Photos)10 of 15
11. Prince at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards on March 4, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)11 of 15
12. Wax Figure of Prince Unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York on January 16, 2009. (PR Photos)12 of 15
13. Prince was awarded with an "Icon Award" at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (AP)13 of 15
14. Fact: Prince played electric guitar on Madonna's "Like A Prayer." (Retna)14 of 15
15. PrinceSource:AP 15 of 15