Drake, The Weeknd, President Obama, Chance the Rapper, Flying Lotus & More Pay Tribute to Prince

Everyone recognizes Prince's immense impact.

Much has been said about Prince's very recent passing, but the words of his most renowned, popular colleagues probably carry the most weight. Taking to everything from social media to interviews today, artists and individuals ranging from U.S. President Barack Obama to Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd took time to pay tribute and honor The Purple One. Check out some of their reactions below.

☔️ RIP Prince 💔

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It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist... Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols... That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music... It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES... #RIPPrince

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