„I just can't believe all the things people say -- Controversy
Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay? -- Controversy
Do I believe in God? Do I believe in me?“

—  Принс, Song lyrics, Controversy (1981), Controversy
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американский музыкант и актёр 1958
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