WATCH: Paul McCartney's Tribute To Prince

Paul McCartney was not about to let a performance in Minneapolis go by without paying some tribute to its late native son Prince.

On Wednesday (May 4), McCartney and his band played the Purple One's 1984 hit "Let's Go Crazy," introducing it by dedicating the concert to "the late, great Prince" and telling the crowd, "Minneapolis, Prince, Prince, Minneapolis -- it all goes together. Here's to the man. Loved that guy. Thank you, Prince, for writing so many beautiful songs. So much music."

McCartney had previously paid tribute to Prince on Twitter, calling him a "creative giant" following his death on April 21.

Paul McCartney - Hi Hi Hi (with Let's Go Crazy) - Minneapolis, May 4, 2016

Paul McCartney - Target Center, Minneapolis - May 4, 2016 "Hi Hi Hi" with "Let's Go Crazy" Prince tribute

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.