Beyonce: Prince more than just an "icon" to me

It's been revealed that a new book of photographs of Prince by his friend Afshin Shahidi will have a special foreward written by none other than Beyonce, explaining what he means to her.

Shahidi was Prince's photographer for 10 years and friend for 20.

His book will have many photos that have not been seen before as he was the only photographer allowed into Prince's private parties.

Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me.”

Beyonce

Entertainment Weekly have a sneak peak of the book here.