Wearing a Purple Ozwald Boateng suit and gold, diamond, and opal Love Symbol #1 necklace, the director paid homage to Prince.

Director Spike Lee, 2019 Oscar winner for BlacKkKlansman. Saying he was a good friend.

Spike first met Prince after visiting Paisley Park while the musician was working on his 1990 film Graffiti Bridge. The two quickly established a friendship that would evolve into a working relationship as well. Lee directed a short film/video for Prince's 1992 song "Money Don't Matter 2 Night" and Prince, in turn, would go on to provide the soundtrack for Spike Lee's 1996 film Girl 6. Both artists believed in the importance of pursuing creative freedom and financial control of their work, as well as extending those opportunities to others.

Spike Lee used a 1983 version of "Mary Don't You Weep" by Prince at the end of his movie BlacKkKlansman. Spike said he chose it because it was a Negro Spiritual and needed that style to close the film. What better artist than his friend Prince. Those who were close to Prince said he would have been proud it was used in that way.

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