Well, this is a rather unexpected part of Prince’s legacy.
Following the pop legend’s death on Thursday, April 21, Buzzfeed unearthed a 1990 track co-written by Prince called “Donald Trump (Black Version).” The tune was performed by an R&B group called The Time.
Matt Thorne, who penned the biography Prince: The Man and the Music, wrote that the song “continues the theme of a black rewrite of Wall Street,” a narrative that the “Purple Rain” crooner was interested in telling at the time.
The lyrics to the chorus of “Donald Trump (Black Version)” are as follows:
Donald Trump (black version), maybe that’s what you need.
A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance.
A 1990s love affair, the real romance.
Donald Trump, 69, and Prince were acquaintances. The Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter on Friday, April 22, to pay tribute to the late superstar after learning of his tragic passing.
I met Prince on numerous occasions. He was an amazing talent and wonderful guy. He will be greatly missed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2016
“I met Prince on numerous occasions,” the ex–Celebrity Apprentice host wrote of the beloved icon. “He was an amazing talent and wonderful guy. He will be greatly missed!”
As Us Weekly previously reported, Prince died at the age of 57 after being found unresponsive in an elevator on Thursday at his Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Listen to “Donald Trump (Black Version)” above.
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