Watch Prince support teacher’s strike at 11 in leaked footage

The late music legend Prince made his voice heard at the age of 11, and not just as a budding artist.

Footage unearthed by WCCO in Minneapolis shows him singing the praises of educators during a 1970 teachers’ picket in the city. (Watch the segment below.)

“I think they should make a little more money, because they work overtime for us, and all that,” the young prince said.

Production manager Matt Liddy found the clip while researching old footage to give perspective to a recent teachers’ strike. The station confirmed the boy was indeed Prince – then Prince Rogers Nelson – through childhood friend Terrance Jackson.

“I’m totally blown away,” Jackson said after watching the clip, calling Prince by his childhood nickname Skipper.

Prince was already making music at that age, Jackson noted. Now we know he was speaking out on important causes as well.

Prince, the iconic singer of hits such as ‘Purple Rain’, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘1999’, died in 2016 of a fentanyl overdose aged 57.

Fast forward to minute 1 for the start of the reveal:

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