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Spike Lee Paints Brooklyn Purple with ‘Prince Born Day’ Party

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Spike Lee Paints Brooklyn Purple with ‘Prince Born Day’ Party

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When an icon passes away, mourning slowly gives way to celebrating the greatness they gave to the world during their time with us. On the Saturday before what would have been Prince’s 58th birthday June 7, Spike Lee brought fans and Brooklynites together for what he called the Prince Born Day Purple People Party.

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Hundreds of people–including Rev. Al Sharpton; Rosie Perez; Prince’s bandmate André Cymone; former NBA star John Salley; and current NBA player Cleanthony Early–partied in a sea of purple. “The music was loud, the vibes were good, and the party went on for over six hours, with Spike Lee and Sway holding court,” Gothamist reported.

Duggal joined in the tribute as associates Hardy Rosenstein and Steve Pinello helped to produce a 29′ x 16′ large format banner of Prince’s symbol perched atop a building directly above the event stage. Gone but not forgotten–RIP Prince.

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