Watch: This Spike Lee-Directed Prince Music Video Used Trump as a Symbol of Inequality


Artists continue to offer up tributes to Prince, after the musician's shocking death on Thursday. One such remembrance came from the director Spike Lee, who posted a video Prince asked him to do for the song “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night," in 1992.

The video is a critique of America's economic landscapes. In addition to shots of then-President George H.W. Bush, it features scenes of people gambling at Donald Trump's Taj Mahal, with a shot of Trump entering the casino's front doors.

As in many other cases, Prince was clearly ahead of his time.

Watch the full music video below, and catch Trump at the 1:38 mark.

Prince - Money Don't Matter 2 Night from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

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