Joey Bada$$ covers Prince’s “When Doves Cry”

He calls it “When Thugs Cry.”

January 18, 2018
Joey Bada$$ covers Prince’s “When Doves Cry” Joey Bada$$ performs with with Flatbush ZOMBiES onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on July 24, 2016 in New York City.   Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Joey Bada$$ performed a cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" for Australian radio station triplej's cover series, Like a Version. His version is called "When Thugs Cry," and includes new verses. He also did his own "Temptation," from 2017's All-Amerikkkan Bada$$.


In December, Joey Bada$$ released an new old track with Kirk Knight, which was originally recorded in 2013. He also hinted that new music, which would include previously unreleased songs, was on the way. Earlier today, he celebrated his song "Devastated" reaching platinum status.

Watch both performances below.

Joey Bada$$ covers Prince’s “When Doves Cry”