Released in the UK on the 24th of August, Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman has already garnered rave reviews. Produced by Jordan Peele – the director of 2017’s critically acclaimed Get Out – BlacKkKlansman chronicles the real-life story of Ron Stallworth, an African American police detective who infiltrated the Klux Klux Klan in 1970s Colorado. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lee confirmed that Prince sings a cover of Mary Don’t You Weep on the soundtrack.
The song was recorded in 1983 on cassette and was recently re-discovered in the vaults of Paisley Park, two years after the singer’s death. “Prince wanted me to have that song, I don’t care what nobody says,” said Lee. “My brother Prince wanted me to have that song. For this film. There’s no other explanation to me.”
Watch the trailer and listen to the song below: