that time aretha franklin performed prince’s ‘purple rain’ and made us gag!

August 17, 2018
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Two years ago, we lost the musical powerhouse that was Prince and in a tribute to the singer on International Jazz Day 2016, our beloved and recently departed Aretha Franklin closed out the performance with a rendition of ‘Purple Rain’. The star-studded affair included legends like Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper so only a Queen like Franklin could conclude a show like that with such elegance.

Franklin’s ‘Purple Rain’ cover is later in the video at 3:19.