Let’s Get Real: “Black People Didn’t Love Prince”

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I want to sound off on all the hypocrites that are now pretending to mourn Prince, but during his life and career called him “gay” to say the least. Because when Prince began his career he wore a perm and high heels, make up, lingerie and tight pants. And most blacks shied away from him because of that and banned him from the black community simply based on looks. They didn’t love Prince.

And black youth missed out on his genius until he began to change his style in the mid 90’s to a more urban style. But as much as he tried to conform his music to a sound that blacks would accept, he never escaped the label of being gay.

You Were “Gay” if You Listened to Prince

It is a known fact that most of the die hard Prince fans who actually bought and listened to Prince’s music throughout his career were “white people.” Black people didn’t consider it cool for a black man to sing the type of songs prince sang and play a guitar, to them that was considered white music.

And if you were black and open minded you had to keep it hidden if you liked Prince because you where labeled gay for listening to Prince’s music in the black community. So to be a Prince fan in the black community was tough because you would have to suffer the same scrutiny he had to suffer from black people.

prince looking stunning.
Prince looking stunning.

They Hated The Way He Looked

But this all goes back to “black thinking” because black people don’t like “Pretty Boys” as they call it, which prince was known as because he was so attractive. And no black person can argue against the fact that Prince was disliked and ridiculed by blacks because of his looks. And shamefully enough he is still disliked for the very same reason and many are glad that they don’t have to look at him anymore.

Pretending to be Fans

But now you see black people jumping on the band wagon because they see how much he was respected despite their attempts to slander his reputation. And because rap is playing out they are now trying to associate themselves with him to give the black community more respect for producing such a musical genius. And they are only buying his records to familiarize themselves with his music so they can lie that they have always been a fan.

But all truth be told, after all the talk of his death is over it wont be black people that keep his memory and music alive. Like all great musicians or celebrities it will be the white people who keep the music alive because just like in life – black people didn’t and still don’t love Prince.

Prophet King Nazir Muhammad is a revolutionary artist and activist who wants to break the stereotype that ancient thinking has placed on all people, and his first concern is with the group in which he belongs.