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Justin Timberlake on Prince: 'He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written'

Justin Timberlake remembers the first time he ever heard Prince. He was a 4-year-old in Tennessee; the song was "Raspberry Beret." And when he heard it, a whole new world opened up to him.

Timberlake wrote a heartfelt note sharing his memories of the legend on his Instagram, writing "we have lost our greatest living musician."

Timberlake also recalls being blown away by the time he spent with Prince.  

"They say don't meet your idols...That they let you down. But, some of the greatest, funniest (yes, he was hillarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him."

In an interview with MTV News ahead of the release of Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006 the ex-N'Syncer discussed the massive influence Prince has had on his career.

"It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music...It's beyond that," Timberlake wrote. "He's somewhere within every song I've ever written."

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