A timeless Prince rocked the 2010 TIME 100 gala honoring the most influential people in the world at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan on Tuesday (May 4). The Purple One was introduced by Sir Elton John before performing for a crowd that included Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin, Nick Cannon, and Ben Stiller. Prince was featured on the magazine’s annual list with a write-up by Usher.
“Young kids are getting into Prince now, and it’s because he was ahead of his time. He’s timeless. He hasn’t aged a bit,” wrote the R&B singer. “Being in his presence is surreal. His energy is just so fly. He is so poised. He is the sh**. He is what he called a ‘Sexy M.F.'”