WATCH: Rare Footage Of Prince, “Muhammad Ali Is My Hero”

It’s not enough that in the year 2016, we have lost some of the most important and iconic people in Black history, entertainment and culture, but that it’s only June! There’s still half the year left. 🙁

Not to think about death more than we have to, we take a look back down memory lane and celebrate the lives of two great entertainers who many didn’t know had a great relationship

Singer Prince met Ali for the first time at a 1997 press conference intended to promote The World Healing Honors, a benefit concert raising money for charities that confronted and worked to eliminate bigotry and prejudice around the globe, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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“My friend Londell McMillan called me a couple of days ago and asked me, ‘Muhammad wants you to…’ and I said ‘Yes.’ I didn’t even let him finish,” Prince said.