Pop legend Prince Rogers Nelson held a 2-hour marathon concert in Baltimore to honor Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody on April 19.

Gray's death sparked 2 weeks of civil unrest and looting in Baltimore and around the country.

Prince performed his latest single, "Baltimore" in tribute to Gray. 16,000 concertgoers heeded Prince's call to wear Gray in honor of their fallen brother.

"We're tired of the crying, people dying, let's take all of the guns away" and "If there win't no justice then there ain't no peace," Prince sang to the capacity crowd. The concert was streamed live on Jay Z's flop Tidal app.

Jay Z's attention-starved wife, Beyonce and her entourage of stylists, vegan chefs, and wig keepers, crowded the backstage area. Other invited guests included Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles, British singer Estelle, and American singers Alicia Keys and Miguel.

Beyonce

Not one to let a photo op pass her by, Bey posed with Michael Brown's mother and Eric Garner's mom. Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson, MO. cop while his hands were in the air in a gesture of surrender, and Garner was strangled to death by a Long Island cop. Both black men were unarmed.

Prince focused national attention of the plight of troubled youth in Baltimore and the larger issue of some in law enforcement who unfairly target those youths.

The system is broken — It’s gonna take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas. We need new life. And most of all, we need new peace. And the kind of peace I’m talking about is p-i-e-c-e.”

In related news, Baltimore jail corrections officers turned away over 2,600 jail detainees with serious injuries between June 2012 and July 2015. Jailers refused to accept the detainees until they were seen by doctors first. Jail documents obtained by Fox News shows the detainees were so severely injured in police custody that they required hospitalization. The report stated Baltimore police officers who brought the detainees to jail either were ignorant of the injuries or they didn't care.

"Baltimore" Lyrics

    Nobody got in nobody’s way
    So I guess you could say
    It was a good day
    At least a little better than the day in Baltimore
    Does anybody hear us pray?
    For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray
    Peace is more than the absence of war
    Absence of war

    Are we gonna see another bloody day?
    We’re tired of cryin’ and people dyin’
    Let’s take all the guns away
    Absence of war—you and me
    Maybe we can finally say
    Enough is enough, it’s time for love
    It’s time to hear
    It’s time to hear
    The guitar play!

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    • Just Looking

      :popcorn:

      What Alicia got on her head

      Prince :clap: :trophy:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I am here for Prince :clap: I heard the prosecutor attended the concert ... IMO bad move .... :nono: Something tells me this young prosecutor is about to fawk up this case :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Not one to let a photo op pass her by, Bey posed with Michael Brown’s mother and Eric Garner’s mom. Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson, MO.
      ____________

      I have no comment on this :tea: where is more stuff on Prince's info :tea:

    • Unshakable

      @Jenie,

      Girl, say it ain't seaux :nono: . The last thing we need is another acquittal. :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      I am here for Prince :clap: I heard the prosecutor attended the concert … IMO bad move …. :nono: Something tells me this young prosecutor is about to fawk up this case :tea:
      ________________________________________

      I thought the same thing too, even though I personally didn't see a problem with it.

      I read some posts where people were pissed talking about she supposed to impartial/unbiased. :blink:

      :thinks: That's not how it works. How you expect her to be impartial to muhhfukkas she literally threw the book at?

      Impartiality is for the judge and jury. Not the prosecution. Am I wrong? :shrug:

    • Unshakable

      I wonder how many more bloodshed will there be before change actually comes?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Unshakable says:

      @Jenie,
      Girl, say it ain’t seaux :nono: . The last thing we need is another acquittal.
      ________________
      Chile just from me reading up on this young woman ... :nono: and the charges .... then another thing that bothers me ..... even though as a black person (the prosecutor) this seems to be personal .... on a level of prosecuting soley based on emotions.... IMO. What is the evidence ? What are the facts :tea: among st other things I'm seeing with this case

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Prince :woohoo: :cheer: My nigga wore a short with HIS face on it :bow: Fro just a blowing in the wind :nun:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Long Time Lurker says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:
      I am here for Prince :clap: I heard the prosecutor attended the concert … IMO bad move …. :nono: Something tells me this young prosecutor is about to fawk up this case :tea:
      ________________________________________
      I thought the same thing too, even though I personally didn’t see a problem with it.
      I read some posts where people were pissed talking about she supposed to impartial/unbiased.
      ____________

      Bad move imo :tea: this shyt needs to be by the book to hold weight .... :rules: as a black woman .... I don't think shes should be out making appearances and shyt at concerts or things like this.... it does seem bias ... even if she is all for right ... technically as a prosecutor ... that shyt look not so smart on her part IMO :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Unshakable says:

      I wonder how many more bloodshed will there be before change actually comes?
      ______________

      It's hard to change something that has always happened in America :tea: but that's not to say it can't happen.

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Beyonce and her entourage of stylists, vegan chefs, and wig keepers, crowded the backstage area
      --------------------
      I was all about the movement until I read this :rofl:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      I got the call yall!! I gotta go in today at 4:00 for the results! So make me laugh yall before then :scared:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Prosecutors are to prosecute. How she gone be impartial to the folks she trying to convict. :shrugs: AND It was Prince.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      That Mother Funders show is a disgrace.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Bad move imo :tea: this shyt needs to be by the book to hold weight …. :rules: as a black woman …. I don’t think shes should be out making appearances and shyt at concerts or things like this…. it does seem bias … even if she is all for right … technically as a prosecutor … that shyt look not so smart on her part IMO :tea:
      _______________________________

      I agree, probably a bad move. But I know if I was her, I wouldn't have missed an opportunity to be on stage with Prince. We talking, the muhhfukking Purple One.

      But yeah, they are going to scrutinize everything she does from here until there's a trial. If we even get that. :coffee:

    • Ni ni

      :thinking: I've finally figured out what beyonces talent is... Taking pictures. She's really good at it.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      n related news, Baltimore jail corrections officers turned away over 2,600 jail detainees with serious injuries between June 2012 and July 2015. Jailers refused to accept the detainees until they were seen by doctors first. Jail documents obtained by Fox News shows the detainees were so severely injured in police custody that they required hospitalization. The report stated Baltimore police officers who brought the detainees to jail either were ignorant of the injuries or they didn’t care.
      ________________

      Did ya'll see how the teachers are secretly enforcing a curriculum designed to cater to kids of majority chile (white privilege) :tea: be active in your kids school..... a sidebar way of segregating ... chile I wouldn't dare bring another child in this world .... too much fawk shyt out here nowadays :nono:

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      Bey & Prince in one post :love:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Long Time Lurker says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:
      Bad move imo :tea: this shyt needs to be by the book to hold weight …. :rules: as a black woman …. I don’t think shes should be out making appearances and shyt at concerts or things like this…. it does seem bias … even if she is all for right … technically as a prosecutor … that shyt look not so smart on her part IMO :tea:
      _______________________________
      I agree, probably a bad move. But I know if I was her, I wouldn’t have missed an opportunity to be on stage with Prince. We talking, the muhhfukking Purple One.
      But yeah, they are going to scrutinize everything she does from here until there’s a trial. If we even get that.
      ______________

      This is where professionalism would have to really come into play .... I would have had someone send me recording of the concert :winky: this case will be picked apart ... we don't have time for any laxing ... :tea:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      What Alicia got on her head
      ***********************
      Somebody Granma turban. Somebody Granny gone be mad as hell when they have to go to the store right quick and got to put they Church Wig on to run down to Winn-Dixie. :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :offtopic: chile this is going to be a hot azz summer :phew: I'm talking hot chile .... and it's only damn May ...... chile

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Jenie all i could do this morning was stand still. :eek: any sudden movements wouldve created musk. :(

      Was so happy to get up in this AC :phew:

    • aRoTh

      User says:

      any sudden movements wouldve created musk
      ____________________________

      Pre- or nah? LOL

    • aRoTh

      So can anyone pernt me in the direction of the Mother's day Red Lobster's brawl video? No? Ok.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Pre, post, and anything in between. I had to remain calm. No cussing out dope fiends today :nono:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Roth i saw it on jarrettscottpage on IG. Didnt watch it but i saw he posted it :shrugs:

    • Unshakable

      @Jenie,

      Add to that the different levels of murst peepa haabe and it's gone make fah a cruel summer.

      And I ain't talmbout folks that ain't able or are in dire straits and can't afford it. We have compassion for those peepa. I'm talkin bout the ones who are content to wallow in funk, smelling like phermones, murst, and regret. :nono:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      User I ain't ready for this heat :no: it's just May

    • Unshakable

      @Jenie,

      You right about it. Everything from the curriculum itself to the standardized testing these kids are subjected to. Even the doe has found correlations between race and the educative experience. But for peeople in power, it is more convenient to have a narrow purview of wthe educational experience and what it should look like.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Unshakable says:

      @Jenie,
      You right about it. Everything from the curriculum itself to the standardized testing these kids are subjected to. Even the doe has found correlations between race and the educative experience. But for peeople in power, it is more convenient to have a narrow purview of wthe educational experience and what it should look like.
      ___________

      Sad :sad:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Jenie Im so happy to take my coat/jacket/scarf/gloves/hat off :woohoo:

      Im not even complaining :nun: just wont be wearing this silk get up again no time soon :no:

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      I’m talkin bout the ones who are content to wallow in funk, smelling like phermones, murst, and regret. :nono:
      __________________
      Dayum...this sounds really stinky :hurl:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Good afternoon folks...

      I know Prince rocked it!

      Wtf is it so hot in May? we are 20 degrees above normal, which is scary

      This lady got the whole office smelling of cat pee.. Argghhhh gross

    • Unshakable

      @SSO,

      These be those same folk who wanna hug you and wave hi and bye to everybody. They will knock you out with a left hook of funk and an ippercut of nether region ripeness. Be lookin like :blink:

      Auntie, can we get a "mursty" emote, just based on gp? :think:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Zimmeman got shot in theface! Breaking news!!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :newpost:

    • Ms Peaches

      The turban is coming back in style :woohoo:.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      During a road rage inciddnt. The other driver "got eem" but they saying its minor :think: must be cuz his face so dam big

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      Unshakable says:

      @SSO,
      These be those same folk who wanna hug you and wave hi
      ________________________
      fr fr...they be at the gym all close and parties. I want to say move around "stanky". I'm just too polite.

    • Sucker Free Esq.

      Alicia looks like Lena Horne in that pic

    • scorpio

      Sucker Free Esq. says:

      Alicia looks like Lena Horne in that pic
      -------------------------------------------------------------

      Thought the same thing.

      However she is aging herself.

    • Meme81

      Something seems off about this. Almost as if this concert is being used to exploit the dead and push an agenda. It seems like celebrities and the government use any excuse they can to advocate for 'gun control'.

      I always find it hypocritical that Obama, for instance, a man who has round the clock armed security, can tell the American public we need less access to guns. Guns take lives AND save them as well. That's the same with anything...food, water, etc.

      People will mistake this concert for being about peace only, when in reality it's only about gun control.

    • Chicago Lady

      :handclap: for Prince