Join us for our last day of Prince week for something a lot of you have probably been waiting for.. the meme quotient. Prince was a human meme. Just imagine having him over for dinner, not making eye contact with anyone, discussing random religious parables, and demanding tangerines. This guy became a caricature of himself in the 90's draping himself in blankets, making outlandish statements, and directing Graffiti Bridge. By sheer legacy, no one seemed to care about Prince's ego or animation and post-Super Bowl, we all got in on the funk. That's right. The advent of memes meant Prince was set to take over yet another medium. It didn't hurt that we had 40 years of banked content, throwing shade and getting in tiffs with other musicians. So today we've collected a few that range from the well known to the obscure. We hope you respect and understand how Prince paved the way for the twitter generation. Good night my sweet Prince.
During a live performance of "We are the World" at the American Music Awards in 1995, Prince refused to sing, allegedly saying he thought the song was horrible and he "didn't want to be around those muthafuckas." Instead, he hung around the head of the stage with Quincy Jones the stage with sunglasses on and a lollipop in his mouth.
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