MTV Honored Prince With a ‘Purple Rain’ Airing

MTV Honored Prince With a ‘Purple Rain’ Airing
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Hours after the death of music legend Prince in his very own Minnesota estate on Thursday, the satellite television channel MTV, paid tribute to the music icon with a dedicated block of programming throughout the night.


MTV changed its logo to purple for the rest of the day to honor the American singer and multi-instrumentalist. According to E Online, MTV has not just changed their logo, the satellite television channel also started airing a block of Prince’s most influential music videos. While MTV Live joined the tribute at 3 p.m. Adding up, MTV also featured interviews, behind-the-scenes moments and other video footage of the late legendary musician.

Besides dedicating their program to Prince, MTV issued a statement about the impact of Prince on music and culture. MTV’s statement reads as, “MTV is heartbroken and in utter disbelief at the news that the world has lost Prince Rogers Nelson so suddenly and so before his time. Prince was a once-in-a-lifetime artist who went beyond the limit of every medium and genre the singer touched and created music with a passion and individuality that inspired multiple generations. Our hearts and prayers go out to Prince’ family, friends and millions of fans.”

On the other hand, AdWeek reported that social media was flooded with tributes to Prince all day, that included the tweet of the American actress, singer-songwriter and model Zooey Deschanel. The singer-songwriter posted, “Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to work with him.”

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Hollywood Life claimed that even NASA gave props to Prince on Twitter, “A purple nebula, in honor of Prince, who passed away today.” Meanwhile, the cable television network VH1 is also planning to pay respect to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the next few days and will strike through the weekend.

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