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Prince hosts party for journalists at Paisley Park Saturday night


The National Association of Black Journalists might have the coolest 40th anniversary party in town thanks to a little help from Minnesota's Prince.

The famed musician is opening up his Paisley Park Studio in Chanhassen Saturday night to journalists in town for the NABJ convention in Minneapolis.

Per usual, the details of Saturday's event are limited and no cell phones or cameras are allowed. And no official word if Prince will make an appearance, but it will still be a night to remember.

The Star Tribune reports the local NABJ chapter hosting the convention looked into booking Prince last year but was unable to make it happen.

The NABJ president released a video Wednesday announcing the dance party, saying "We'll party like it's 1999. We might even go crazy."

The event is limited to journalists attending the convention and requires a convention badge, according to the NABJ Monitor. About 10 buses will drive the reporters to the venue at 10 p.m. and has a $20 admission cover.

Prince announced Friday his new album "HitNRun" drops on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. It will only be available on Jay-Z's streaming service TIDAL.

NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the country, KARE 11 reports.

Four NABJ Twin Cities journalists sat down to talk with KARE's Jana Shortal to talk about race and media.

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