Carrying around in his diminutive body the talent of thirty top-notch musicians gives Prince the right to do almost anything he wants. And that’s just what Prince does. Prince hasn’t been an overtly political figure in the past, but he has displayed his natural diplomatic power recently. With his new song “Baltimore”, inspired by the arrest and death in police custody of a Baltimore black man named Freddie Gray, Prince hits a political note like Crosby, Still, Nash & Young’s “Ohio.” That song reacted to the 1970 Kent State killings.
At a free concert in Baltimore called Rally4Peace, Prince brought on stage the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby, according to the Baltimore Sun. Mosby has been in the spotlight for her decision to charge the six Baltimore officers who had Gray in custody.