Gospel singer Deitrick Haddon was among a handful of stars who saluted Prince through a very special tribute in Los Angeles last Thursday night (May 5).
He joined the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aloe Blacc, Eric Benet and Faith Evans who performed for thousands of fans in a scene described as “a sea of purple” to honor the late singer. Doves were also released into the crowd as “When Doves Cry” was played.
Haddon hit the stage and performed “I Will Die For You” and “Raspberry Beret.”
Benet took on “I Wanna Be Your Lover” while Aloe Blacc changed the lyrics of his song “The Man” to sing, “he’s the man,” as he thanked Prince for his contribution to the music industry. He also sang Prince’s “Diamonds & Pearls” hit.
Wonder closed out the show with a surprise performance of none other than “Purple Rain.”
View this post on Instagram
This was what I was blessed to do today! I was able to use my gifts to pay respect to #Prince with so many other talented artists. It was amazing to see so many people come together over music! I was honored to be asked by KJLH to perform for the Prince Memorial celebration! RIP #Prince!