Stevie Wonder Closes Prince Tribute Concert with ‘Purple Rain’ (Video)

“In the spirit of Prince, we gotta love one another,” Wonder tells the crowd gathered at L.A.’s City Hall

Last Updated: May 7, 2016 @ 4:53 PM

Stevie Wonder serenaded thousands of purple-clad Prince fans with his rendition of “Purple Rain” during a tribute to the music icon at L.A.’s City Hall on Friday night.

Eric Benet, Aloe Blacc, Faith Evans and Deitrick Haddon were also among the performers to honor Prince at the free show.

Prince was born in Minnesota, but “we all know the City of Angels is where he found his wings,” council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson told the crowd. At one point during the tribute show, several doves were released into the crowd as “When Doves Cry” played.

Benet performed a cover of Prince’s “Wanna Be Your Lover and “Raspberry Beret.”

“There’s all this love out there for him,” Benet told USAToday. “I know Prince is probably sitting on top of that building right now, we can’t see him, but he’s looking down and he’s like, ‘I’m feeling y’all for this.'”

Wonder’s of “Purple Rain” closed the concert, electrifying the crowd.

“In the spirit of Prince, we gotta love one another. And we can’t just talk about it, we gotta be about it,” Wonder said.

Prince died at age 57 on April 21, days after reportedly being treated for an overdose of the opioid painkiller Percocet. The singer was reportedly in possession of painkillers at the time of his death.

Check out the video above and another angle below.


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