The entire world is still reeling from the sudden death of musical legend, Prince. While all of his fans have been mourning his tragic loss, his good friend Stevie Wonder did an interview with ‘CNN,’ where he completely broke down in tears. Watch the heartbreaking video here.
Stevie Wonder, 65, and Prince, 57, are two of the most iconic musicians in the world, but they were also great friends. With the tragic passing of Prince, people all over the world were heartbroken, but his good friend Stevie, was especially distraught and he even broke down in tears when he was interviewed on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. They opened up the segment with a snippet of Prince from a past interview, where he is raving about Stevie Wonder, and that’s when Stevie lost it. Check out this heartbreaking video here.
Stevie’s interview with Anderson Cooper, 48, started off with a snippet from a past interview Prince had with Larry King, 82. Prince said, “I use Stevie Wonder as an inspiration, whom I look up to a great deal just for the way that he crafted music and his connection to the spirit. And boy, back then I used him as a role model in trying to play all the instruments and be very self contained and keep my vision clear.”
It was such a touching moment to hear the legendary musician talk about Wonder in such admiration, that even we got a bit choked up. When Anderson asked Stevie if the feelings and influence was mutual, Stevie choked out these words, “He was a great musician. He loved music. He loved playing his instrument. The times that we did jam together were amazing with all of the various people that he would bring together, and most of all he brought all the various cultures together.”
Stevie barely got the words out because he was so upset, but he continued to gush about the late singer, “He could play classical music if he wanted to. He could play jazz if he wanted to, he could play country if he wanted to. He played rock, you know, he played blues. He played pop. He played everything, and he was very cognizant of what his responsibility was as a musician and a human being.”
Along with all of Prince’s fans from around the world, Stevie was just as shocked and stunned as we were when he found out the news of Prince’s sudden death. “It’s a heartbreak and I was shocked. I didn’t believe it as I find it so hard to believe. You know, in this journey of music, we as artists that create the reflection of society and reflect, really the people that really want to see a better world, a better people, a unity of people, all those things – as did his music do and will continue to do for those of us who will continue to listen to it – it’s a heartbreak to lose a member of that army of love.”
What truly broke our hearts, though, was when Anderson asked Stevie, “Is there any song you want to sing a little of or play a little of? I don’t want to put you on the spot.” At that moment, that’s when Stevie started crying and getting all choked up. He responded through his tears, “I think I would probably break down if I do a song right now but he was incredible and I’m just glad I got to say to him the last time I was with him, ‘ I love you.’” How sweet is that?
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