Prince, the pop music superstar whose fame crested more than a decade ago, is clawing his way back into the national limelight on the bodies of dead men like Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.
But he must not think the Prince audience cares a bit about police officers killed in the line of duty.
A new Prince song titled “Baltimore” came out the day before the formerly reclusive star’s scheduled Sunday performance at the Rally 4 Peace benefit concert in Baltimore, the Huffington Post reported.
It includes the lyrics “Does anybody hear us pray for Michael Brown and Freddie Gray?”
Also included are lyrics to make any leftist gun-grabber happy.
Are we gonna c another bloody day?
We’re tired of cryin’ & people dyin’
Let’s all take the guns away
With lyrics like that, Prince might be eyeing a spot in the 2016 Democratic presidential field.
Or maybe just chart-busting sales profiting from tragedy.
Prince was so big in his prime that he’ll be a big name until the day he dies, but this stab at a return to stardom is a little too obvious.
And many in the Twitterverse aren’t buying it.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 10, 2015
@cnnbrk 2 criminals do not deserve the media attention. Fallen soldiers, Marines, police, law abiding citizens do.
— Kris (@kris_max3) May 10, 2015
@cnnbrk I will pass… I dont want to hear a song about a dead drug dealer
— Robert (@mememe10101) May 10, 2015
@cnnbrk -How about praying for those business owners who lost their life savings due to the “friendly protestors”.
— Debbie (@debbietaylor58) May 10, 2015
— Jimmy twotimes (@J2times) May 10, 2015
— Candy Cottage (@Foxtippy1) May 10, 2015
When will Prince write a song about the police officers ambushed and killed by thugs? #BlueLivesMatter
— Bryan (@bryanh1976) May 10, 2015
Will prince release a song called “stop dealing drugs when you already have 27 convictions and maybe the police will leave you alone”?
— thegreyghost (@thegreyghostofw) May 10, 2015
Just listened to Prince’s new song for Baltimore. Lost respect for him. He berates police officers and praises the thugs! #disgusting
— Alysia Stern (@AlysiaStern) May 9, 2015
— StandSomeMore (@StandSomeMore) May 9, 2015
— Dale Fuller (@FDG65) May 10, 2015
— michael bullett (@mbull1a) May 10, 2015
— Franci (@LadySandersfarm) May 6, 2015
Does Prince have a plan to “take all the guns away” without using guns? http://t.co/Ho5XtxhKZA
— CamEdwards (@CamEdwards) May 6, 2015
@cnnbrk Hey Prince and CNN America is praying for all the police who are being killed by thugs. Are you? You instigated this CNN.
— Jill Shroyer (@jillshroyer) May 10, 2015
— Robin (@RobinJohnson54) May 10, 2015
Prince is a moron!! Writes Baltimore song blaming guns for bloody crime & want them taken away! Guns don’t kill & thugs can always get guns!
— ARC4Freedom (@ARC4Freedom) May 10, 2015
Was Prince praying for them BEFORE they became thugs? https://t.co/vq7fvhcjqZ
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) May 10, 2015
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