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See Chris Martin sing Prince's 'Raspberry Beret' with 8th graders

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Since Prince’s death on Thursday, artists from around the world have paid tribute to the late funk legend with covers of his most beloved songs. Chris Martin followed suit on Monday when he performed “Raspberry Beret” at “Chords 2 Cure,” a Los Angeles benefit concert in support of pediatric cancer research. But the Coldplay frontman brought some special guests on stage and sang with A-Side, a local band made up of eighth graders.

“Yesterday, I said, ‘Let’s do this song,’” Martin told the crowd. “I said, ‘It’s a very famous Prince song,’ and they said, ‘We don’t know it. We never heard of it. We’re like 14.’ And I said, ‘Well ask your grandfather.’ They learned it in like three hours and now we’re going to play it.”

See fan-shot footage of Martin performing “Raspberry Beret” and his own band’s “Twisted Logic,” off 2005’s X&Y, with the group.