The documentary detailed the last 12 months of Prince’s life, drawing on archive footage, fan video recordings and interviews with close friends and collaborators.
Estelle discussed Prince’s genius in general terms towards the beginning of the documentary, before detailing her appearance at Prince’s Baltimore benefit concert, which the artist held to raise money and awareness after unarmed citizen Freddie Gray became the latest victim of US police brutality.
Estelle recalled how, after watching Prince’s characteristically long set for over two hours, she figured she would not be called on to perform. Then, out of nowhere, she was summoned to the stage for a duet of ‘Purple Rain’. This became, tragically, be one of Prince’s final performances of his signature song.
Watch Estelle in Prince: Last Year of a Legend on Channel 4 online here
This documentary role comes at the start of a busy year for Estelle. The artist appeared on Tyler, the Creator’s headline-grabbing Flower Boy album last year, and released music of her own exploring her Reggae influences. This year, fans can expect a full studio album from Estelle as well as more of the stunning live performances that inspired Prince to invite her onstage.
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