Prince's Doves Stopped Crying When He Died

By Isha Thorpe

October 7, 2016

Prince's sister Tyka Nelson revealed something very interesting in a recent interview with "The Today Show." Actually, the fact is kind of surreal. 

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When speaking to Al Roker, Nelson revealed how Prince's doves reacted to his death. If you aren't aware, the late icon had the two love birds, named Majestand Divinity, as pets. Nelson admitted that when her brother passed away, the doves took it so hard that they stopped singing. 

“After he passed, they weren’t talking,” she said. “It didn’t feel the same . . . So when I first came in [to Paisley Park after Prince’s death], I was like, ‘Where’s the doves? What’s going on?’ [His staff] said, ‘They’re up there. They’re just not talking.’ I said, ‘Well you need to play some Prince music.’” 

Fortunately, once the icon's music continued being played throughout his home, they started singing and crying again. Roker also told her about hearing the birds earlier, before their interview. “I heard these sounds when I was here earlier and it is literally doves crying right now,” he said.


Our minds are officially blown. 

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