Justin Timberlake Posts Heartbreaking Tribute To Prince

Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Following the news of Prince’s shocking and untimely death at 57 years old, the tributes all quickly poruing in, including from Justin Timberlake who took to his Instagram to remember one of his idols.

The 35-year-old star wrote a touching story about Prince’s influece on his life alongside a shadowy image of the iconic musician. “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,” Timberlake began of the moment he became a fan of Prince.

He continued, “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.”

The impact on Timberlake was immense the singer added, “”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,” added Justin. “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.”

He concluded with, “I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company,” he continued, in conclusion. “We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES… #RIPPrince.”

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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