Prince did not "transcend race". He was blackity black black black. Transcending race is not a real thing one can do, no matter how successful and how many fans of other races/ethnicities you have. Notice how the media never said David Bowie (or any white star who dies) transcended race. It's only our greats that they want to separate from their blackness. I'll let you guess why. Prince's genius was because of his blackness, not in spite of it.