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Misty Copeland Opens Up About Starring in Prince's 'Crimson and Clover' Video

Misty Copeland Opens Up About Starring in Prince's 'Crimson and Clover' Video

Misty Copeland shows off her amazing moves in Cosmopolitan‘s August 2016 issue.

Here’s what the 33-year-old ballet star had to share with the mag:

On when Prince cast her in his 2009 “Crimson and Clover” music video: “I began to understand my full potential… Having someone say ‘I trust you and your talent’ was all it took to start feeling like I could be in control of my career and make things happen on my own.”

On having to prove herself at ABT: “I had times when, as an African-American woman, I felt that I didn’t belong in the ballet world.”

On determination: “Even when you think you’ve arrived, you have to keep working. Not everyone is going to like you or think you’re the right fit. But hearing no makes you stronger.”

For more from Misty, visit Cosmopolitan.com.

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Credit: Regan Cameron/Cosmopolitan
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