“It so happens that our ambassador has a turntable,” Obama said, “and so this morning, we played "Purple Rain" and "Delirious" just to get warmed up before we left the house for our important bilateral meetings.”
The president also reflected on his admiration for the musician.
“I love Prince because he put out great music, and he was a great performer,” Obama said. “I didn’t know him well. But he came to perform at the White House last year, and it was extraordinary and creative and original and full of energy, and so it is a remarkable loss.”