#PrinceDay: Twitter Honors Prince on His Birthday
It’s been more than a year since Prince passed away but music fans won’t let the legacy of The Purple One die. In honor of the legendary musician's music, fans on Twitter have begun the hashtag campaign #PrinceDay, to honor the singer on what would have been his 59th birthday.
Twitter users from all over the world have been celebrating the music icon, sharing photos, gifs and videos of him. Others have shared heartfelt messages about how Prince inspired them. “Today I celebrate U & the joy U brought 2 my life. U Inspire me everyday 2 be a better version of myself. I [love] & miss u Forever&Ever,” wrote one Twitter user.
But while fans honor Prince by celebrating his birthday, the Minneapolis legend may have not agreed with the celebration. During a 1999 interview with Dutch TV host Ivo Niehe, Prince revealed he didn’t celebrate his birthday. “I don’t celebrate birthdays, so that stops me from counting days, which stops me from counting time, which allows me to still look the same as I did 10 years ago,” Prince joked.
Check out some of the best tweets honoring Prince below: