Prince Said He Wanted His Legacy to Be "the Music"

Today, the artist known as Prince, a rock and R&B pioneer, passed away at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, his publicist confirmed.

Prince, who was known for his imaginative, flamboyant fashion sense and countless chart-topping singles—including "When Doves Cry," "Kiss" and "Purple Rain"—addressed the public's perception of him as "weird" in an intimate interview with Oprah in 1996.

"Okay, so people think you're weird. They think you're strange. What do you want them to know?" Oprah asked.

"The music," Prince said.

The Oprah Winfrey Network will be re-airing Oprah's 1996 conversation with Prince on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.