About 100 songs from his incredible catalog can be purchased on iTunes, but The Purple One was very protective of his music and insisted on total control over distribution.
The embattled pop star says "she'll never stop fighting for people ... to express themselves freely."
The Associated Press confirmed a report by TMZ that the singer best known for Purple Rain has died.
The singer and songwriter told Rolling Stone the North Carolina law is "obviously bullshit."
The singer, who will be a guest of honor at Miami Pride this summer, regrets answering questions about who she loves and who loves her; she wants interviewers to stick to asking about her music.
"We must take a stand against prejudice," says a statement on the band's website.