Lady Gaga on Prince: God Needed Him Upstairs to Innovate in Heaven

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Gaga. Photo: Frazer Harrison/2015 Getty Images

In a spiritual Instagram post this weekend, Lady Gaga thanked Prince for sharing his life and talents with the world. "We will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond," she wrote Sunday. "We learned so much. You just found God early, he needed you upstairs to innovate in heaven." The Purple One was found dead at his Paisley Park estate on Thursday; Gaga has previously cited him as a key influence of hers, particularly in the making of the Born This Way album. See her whole tribute below:

I tend to believe that when we die our souls hover for at least a moment if not longer before they either rest or are recycled into the consciousness of an already living being or maybe a newborn baby. Isn't it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death, and now after we will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond. Thank you for sharing your life with us Prince. Giving up your anonymity because you felt compelled to share your gift. We learned so much. You just found God early, he needed you upstairs to innovate in heaven.

Gaga joins a slew of other celebs — which this weekend included the Boss, Dave Chappelle, and the SNL team — who have paid homage to the late music icon. "Gonna miss u man," she also tweeted Saturday. "Thank u 4 all u gave to music and the world."