Prince Wrote a Song About Donald Trump Before His Death

By Kathleen Nava | Apr 23, 2016 10:20 AM EDT
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Since his death on Thursday, numerous stories are emerging about the life and legacy of Prince. We all know that the iconic artist was a creative singer and songwriter, but a little known fact is he once wrote a romantic ballad about Presidential front runner, Donald Trump!

Prince always had a pulse on culture, and this newly resurfaced song from 1990 proves it. “Donald Trump (Black Version),” which is a song written, but not performed, by Prince, and shows exactly why he was one of the most iconic performers of a generation.

In the song, Prince wrote, “Donald Trump (black version), maybe that’s what you need. A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream. Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance. A 1990s love affair, the real romance.”

Trump and Prince were acquaintances. The Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter on Friday, April 22, to pay tribute to the late superstar after learning of his tragic passing.

"I met Prince on numerous occasions,” Trump wrote of the beloved icon. “He was an amazing talent and wonderful guy. He will be greatly missed!"

The band, now known as The Original 7ven, was formed by Prince in 1981 in Minneapolis under a clause in his Warner Bros. contract that allowed him to recruit and work with other artists for the label. Prince's biographer Matt Thorne wrote that the song had originally been written for The Time's unreleased album Corporate World, according to BuzzFeed.

Prince's contribution goes uncredited on the album, but fan site Prince Vault backs up Thorne's claim that the song was penned by the "Purple Rain" hitmaker himself.

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