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Naomi Campbell On GRAMMY Salute To Prince: "I Really Wanted Him To Have The Celebration He Deserved"
Legendary British supermodel and philanthropist Naomi Campbell sat down with the Recording Academy backstage at "Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince" to talk about her longtime friend Prince and what celebrating his life—four years after we lost his light—means to her.
"I knew Prince since I was 17, I met him in Paris, and we had some fun all over the world," Campbell said. "I just loved and adored him, [he was a] great friend."
She presents during the star-studded show, airing tomorrow evening on CBS/CBS All Access, which features Princely performances from The Time, Gary Clark Jr., Miguel, Juanes, H.E.R. and many more, with a band led by Prince collaborator and protégé Sheila E.
"It's a celebratory night," she added. "The initial shock [of Prince's death] is over, but we still miss him. I really wanted him to have the celebration he deserved, so I'm really happy they did this."
Don't forget to tune in to CBS (or stream on CBS All Access) tomorrow Tues., April 21 from 9:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT to hear more from Campbell, as well as all the powerhouse covers lovingly selected from Prince's musical treasure chest.
You can also expect fierce looks—with plenty of shimmer, purple and gold—from the star-studded cast that also includes The Revolution, St. Vincent, Chris Martin, John Legend, Dave Grohl with the Foo Fighters, Earth, Wind & Fire and other musical greats.