Prince

Apr
14
Video: Prince Sits Down with George Lopez, Debuts New Material

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Prince, who kicks off his 21-night stand in Los Angeles tonight, gave a rare interview to George Lopez on “Lopez Tonight.” The Purple One, wearing all red, spoke about refraining from cursing (instead using the word “artichoke”), why he decided to charge only $25 for concert tickets, his simple backstage requests, taking a break from recording, the Internet’s impact on music, and his issue with other artists covering his songs.

The pop icon then stormed the stage in a glittery gold getup with the New Power Generation to debut two new songs, “Laydown” and “You’re the One for Me” with Sheila E., taking it back with “The Beautiful Ones” from the Purple Rain soundtrack. Watch his interview and electrifying performance below.

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Feb
23
Video: Prince Covers Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’

Rihanna is getting the Purple treatment. Prince and his New Power Generation band gave a special treat to concertgoers at Monday night’s gig at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. The music icon slipped a cover of Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” into his set, allowing the female singers to handle vocal duties with Sheila E. on the drums, but he took over at the end as everyone from fans to security guards boogied in the aisles. Watch Prince and company catch island fever.

Feb
8
Video: Prince Kicks Kim Kardashian Off Stage at Concert

Prince invited fans onstage to dance with him at his “Welcome 2 America” tour stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday (Feb. 7). He called up Kim Kardashian, but when the sexy socialite wouldn’t move, the Purple One gave her the boot. “Get off the stage!” he told her. Prince don’t play.

Dec
9
Video: Prince Crashes ‘The View’

Sherri Shepherd and Prince

The ladies of “The View” got a surprise visit from Prince on Thursday’s show. “These are strange hours for rock stars,” said the reclusive superstar, who was there to promote his upcoming concerts at Madison Square Garden.

Barbara Walters shared with him what Justin Bieber said about wanting to model his career after his, while Sherri Shepherd couldn’t contain her excitement. “I have wanted to make love to you for my whole life,” she told the Purple One, who quickly made an exit.

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Oct
14
Prince Enlists Janelle Monáe & Others for ‘Welcome 2 America’ Tour

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Purple Ribbon is about to collide with the Purple One. Prince has officially announced Janelle Monáe as one of the supporting acts on his “Welcome 2 America” tour, which will also feature Maceo Parker, Cassandra Wilson, Sheila E., Mint Condition, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, and more.

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Jun
8
New Music: Prince – ‘Hot Summer’

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Prince gives us something to work up a sweat to this summer. The drop-top jam debuted yesterday on the Purple One’s 52nd birthday and was likely inspired by the record-breaking temperatures that hit his home state of Minnesota last month. After all these years, Prince can still turn up the heat.

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May
5
Prince Stands the Test of TIME

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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.’”

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