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


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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New Music: Prince – ‘Hot Summer’


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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Prince Stands the Test of TIME


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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Rihanna & Prince Romp in the Hay

Rihanna and Prince

Rihanna keeps warm in style with a Chanel muffler at the Chanel ready-to-wear show during Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 in France on Tuesday (Oct. 6). The reclusive Prince also sat in the hay-strewn seats at Karl Lagerfeld’s rustic chic show which resembled a county fair.

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On the Scene: Bow Wow, Michelle Williams, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke


Bow Wow and a bespectacled Michelle Williams hit the streets of New York as part of Bow Wow’s Walk Across America voter registration initiative encouraging young people to vote.

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Video: Prince Performs on ‘Tonight Show’

Prince performed his new song “Turn Me Loose” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday night. He was reportedly paid $4 million to perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday in Indio, CA.

News Bites: 50 Cent, Prince, Amy Winehouse, John Legend


50 Cent endorses Hillary Clinton as Rap-Up was first to report in our September/October 2007 issue. “America is not ready to have a black president,” 50 says. Watch.

Prince, Nelly Furtado, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones added to Grammy presenters. More.

U.S denies Amy Winehouse entry to perform at Sunday’s Grammys.

John Legend performs on a plane to the Grammys. More.