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Coachella 2016 Fans' Purple Symbols Pay Tribute To Late Musician Prince

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Music fan pays tribute to Prince during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California.
(Photo : Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella )

Friday, April 22, kicked off the second weekend of Coachella 2016. Several fans were seen sporting painted purple symbols, paying tribute to the legendary musician Prince who had died the day before. 

In 1993 Prince, whose given name was Prince Rogers Nelson, wanted out of a contract he had signed aged 19 with his record label, Warner Brothers. When they refused to budge he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol Prince logo.svg, also known as the "Love Symbol" and from then on until 2000 he was known as "the artist, formerly known as Prince." 

Prince performs onstage during the 'HitnRun' tour at The Fox Theatre on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.
(Photo : Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NPG Records 2015)

 

Musician Joey Bada$ performed a Prince tribute. The symbol Prince used in protest has come full circle and is now used by fans to express their love and admiration for a musician like no other who passed away before his time. 

 

Musician Joey Bada$ performs Prince tribute onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California.
(Photo : Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella )

 

 

 

 

Music fan pays tribute to Prince during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California.
(Photo : Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella )
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(Photo : Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella ) 

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