Much Too Fast

According to TMZ (they’re sleazy, but they always seem to be first and right on these types of stories), Prince’s plane made an emergency landing a few days before his death because the pop star had suffered a Percocet overdose. If the reports of an overdose are accurate, the discourse about prescription opiates in this country is about to enter code purple.

+ Prince’s first interview, in his high school newspaper: Nelson Finds It Hard To Become Known. (He figured it out…)

+ “But wait. Black men don’t wear makeup. Straight black men don’t wear makeup. And women aren’t attracted to a straight black man in makeup. But he did. They were.” Fusion on Prince, blackness, and sexuality.

+ Mourning Prince and David Bowie, who showed there’s no one right way to be a man. From I Would Die for U: “I’m not a woman I’m not a man. I am something that you’ll never understand.”

+ The Muse: Prince spent his life elevating and mentoring women.

+ Everyone from Jennifer Hudson to the cast of Hamilton is paying tribute. Here are the latest updates from the LA Times.

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