A Queen Bey weighs in on a Prince: Beyonce wrote the foreword for a new book of photographs of the late Prince, Entertainment Weekly reports.

"Truth be told, the word 'icon' only scratches the surface of wat Prince was and what he remains to me," reads an excerpt from Beyonce's intro to the photo book, titled Prince: A Private View.

Featuring photography by Afshin Shahidi, Prince's personal friend and photographer for ten years, the images in the book "range from intimate to candid to staged," with a number of never-before-seen photos of the pop icon.

Prince: A Private View is out October 17.