It was thirteen years ago that Prince and Beyoncé brought the audience to its feet after performing a medley of hits together during the 2004 Grammy Awards. Several years later, she'd channel him on the "Schoolin' Life" track of her 4 album, and honor him again most recently by covering his hits on her Formation World Tour. Now, Bey is proving that her adoration hasn't suffered after the legend's passing by paying tribute to him in print.
Beyoncé has written the foreword to the upcoming book Prince: A Private View, a collection of many never-before-seen photographs, both candid and staged, shot by Afshin Shahidi. Shahidi was Prince's friend for 20 years, photographer for 10, and was the only person to shoot his private '3121' parties in Los Angeles.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a snippet of the words say:
"Truth be told, the word 'icon' only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me."
The book is due October 17.