For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.
Sex icon, musical genius, boundary pusher, Jehova's Witness, muse to Dave Chapelle: the artist formerly and posthumously known as Prince is an unrivalled musical icon. With the April 21st passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, the world lost a prolific and at times controversial virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.