During the final moments of creating Spike Lee’s latest film, BlackKKKlansman, the director decided that he needed a special track for the ending credits, so he used his connections to find a never-before-released song.
According to Lee, when he spoke with a Spotify executive, Troy Carter, the exec told him that he had a special song for him.
The track was “Mary Don’t You Weep,” which Prince recorded in the middle of the 1980’s. According to the infamous director, who revealed the news to Rolling Stone magazine, “Prince wanted” him to have that song.
The cassette was “back in the vaults” In Paisley Park. Then suddenly, they were discovered, right around the same time Lee’s movie was coming out. Mr. Lee thinks it’s much closer to fate than anything else – it certainly wasn’t an accident.
Spike Lee is taking on the Ku Klux Klan. In @blackkklansman, his latest film, the director uses the true story of a black police officer infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado in the 1970s to once again grapple with American racial terrorism. @officialspikelee wasn’t originally involved with #BlacKkKlansman. He inherited the project from @jordanpeele, who on the heels of @getoutmovie, found himself too busy to direct. As a tagline early in the film exclaims (in capital letters, punctuated with an expletive), “BlacKkKlansman” is “Based on Some Fo’ Real, Fo’ Real” material. But instead of opening with his truth-is-crazier-than-fiction story of a black police officer named Ron Stallworth, @officialspikelee features scenes from films that he’s revisited before: “The Birth of a Nation” and “Gone With the Wind.” He uses the 2 classics to pursue a theme threaded throughout his work — to tell the story of American racial terrorism. The juxtaposition is vintage Lee: a blend of satire, realism and in-your-face political commentary. #racereligionandpolitics #rrp #rrpam #spikelee #blakkklansman #factbasedmovie
Spike’s latest movie features the son of the Academy Award winner – Denzel Washington – John David Washington, who stars as the detective, Ron Stallworth. In the movie, the police officer needs help from Adam Driver’s character to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970’s, Colorado.
As fans of the singer know, Prince died on the 21st of April, 2016, due to an overdose of the controversial opioid, Fentanyl, one of the drugs at the top of the opioid epidemic in the United States.
Following Prince’s death, no one is precisely sure how the singer got his hands on the narcotic, whether it was through illegal means or through prescription. Either way, the death of Prince was a sad day for music fans around the world.
In other Prince-related news, Sinead O’Connor, in a recently resurfaced interview, accused Prince of being an abusive drug addict.
O’Connor claims that Prince became erratic and violent when he was under the influence of certain narcotics. However, during the same conversation, O’Connor claims Prince was capable of supernatural powers, so her allegations have been called into question.