This weekend at the White House featured a couple of pretty great Prince tributes.
First on Friday, at a concert on the White House lawn to celebrate International Jazz Day, Aretha Franklin belted out her rendition of Purple Rain.
Then, on Saturday night, at the White House Correspondent’s dinner, aka the nerd prom, Dame Helen Mirren donned her purple finery and punctuated it with a hand drawn purple tattoo of “The Symbol” which has come to be synonymous with Prince.
Helen Mirren told the Washington Post, “I admire great artists and he was a great artist,” and explained her purple tattoo, “I’d love to say that Prince himself did it in 1988 or something, instead of me in the bathroom this morning.”
The nation continues to grieve the talented artist who we lost to mysterious circumstances just over a week ago.0