Rest in power, Prince.— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 21, 2016
Prince was the brightest star in these Northern skies. Godspeed. https://t.co/Ro958eAgLp— Bob Mould (@bobmouldmusic) April 21, 2016
Influence, what's that? Nobody's really rocking Minneapolis Sound, folks. It was about pure fucking skill. Who could play anything? Prince— Ian Williams (@Brock_toon) April 21, 2016
For the last few years of his life, Prince overwhelmingly used his platform to help promote the work of women, especially women of color.— ଅନୀଲ (@anildash) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
Springsteen made Gov. McCrory all kinds of famous. I was being charitable using the governor’s name. The truth is that no one cares what his name is. He will be dimly remembered as the asshole who signed that fucked-up bill that embarrassed the majority of North Carolinians.On Congressman Mark Walker, who called Bruce Springsteen a "bully" and praised Def Leppard and Justin Bieber for not canceling their shows in the state:
The congressman added, “I’ve never been a Bieber fan, but I might have to go. Maybe artists who weren’t ‘born to run’ deserve a little bit more support.” Do they hand out free bags of dumbfuck at red lights in N.C.?Rollins also praised the state itself:
And finally, lent some support to the idea that musicians and artists shouldn't boycott North Carolina:
It is almost impossible to describe how beautiful North Carolina is. For a few summers, I was shipped off there to live in a tent at a summer camp. Each day, we were given chores. Milking cows, feeding chickens, getting beetles off the vegetables. Since the late 1960s, I have always had an affection for N.C.
3. A crime has been committed in North Carolina.
While I have nothing but respect for Bruce Springsteen, I wish he had not canceled the show. I wish he had spoken to the thousands of people who were there about what had just happened to the greatness of their state, then told them where he was donating all that money. The cancellation, in a way, allows McCrory to end the conversation, which I think should be just beginning...I just love the idea of when you see a problem, you don’t leave it alone; instead, you make it your special project.
Here I am using a women's restroom in North Carolina that I'm technically barred from being in. They say I'm a pervert. They say I'm a man dressed as a woman. They say I'm a threat to their children. They say I'm confused. They say I'm dangerous. And they say accepting me as the person I have fought my life to be seen as reflects the downfall of a once great nation. I'm just a person. We are all just people. Trying to pee in peace. Trying to live our lives as fully and authentically as possible. Barring me from this restroom doesn't help anyone. And allowing me to continue to use this bathroom - just without fear of discrimination and harassment - doesn't hurt anyone. Stop this. We are good people. #repealhb2