Prince performs during his "Welcome 2 Europe" tour at Ahoy on July 26, 2011 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Prince’s legacy includes political and artistic stances, black empowerment

“His defiance wasn’t about enriching himself, but about ‘trying to pave the way for the next generation,'” said one music journalist.

In this June 1, 2007 file photo, Prince performs with Sheila E during the 2007 National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Sheila E. was a former percussionist and vocalist for musician Prince, who died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at his home outside Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Sheila E. recounts her life with her former fiance Prince

“I lost my friend, I lost someone I loved, and we lost a musical icon and a genius,” she said.