Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has officially declared June 7 “Prince Day” in the Purple One’s home state, US Weekly reports. The holiday was put in place to honor Prince not only as an artist, but also as a philanthropist.
US Weekly wrote:
“As fans will recall, Prince was passionate about his suburban roots and made a concerted effort to stay out of the Hollywood fray by choosing to settle down in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at his Paisley Park compound.
‘He said Minneapolis raised him … [moving] will never happen,’ the musician’s good friend and longtime bassist Nik West told Fox News back in April. ‘He would say, ‘I’m never leaving … there’s a legacy here for me.’ He was just all about just being who he was — being at home.’”
Prince is also being honored in other cities. On Saturday (June 4), the icon was paid tribute by Sway and Spike Lee with a “Purple People Party” in Brooklyn, New York. In Cleveland, Ohio, his birthday will be celebrated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Let’s go crazy – it’s time to party like it’s 1999.