Another Prince-related clip from the Strib archives, looking back at his hooping days at Bryant Junior High. pic.twitter.com/LrIQZ3LhSg
— Libor Jany (@StribJany) March 3, 2015
Apparently just posting the photo to our Instagram account wasn't enough. A photo of PRINCE from his Junior High Basketball team has went viral in a short amount of time.
"Prince was an excellent player," basketball coach Richard Robinson told the Star Tribune. But apparently, Prince wasn't too pleased being the sixth or seventh man, and wanted to be on the starting lineup: "He was unhappy and he expressed that many, many times." He sure showed those starting players, huh?
So for those that doubted the Chappelle skit, now you know better!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Game blouses!....(Like everyone else is not saying that right now!)
PRINCE was not at the press conference of Kevin Garnett announcing his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves and he is not expected to attend his first game back at the Target Center Wednesday, but make no mistake about it, the Purple One is thrilled that KG is back in MPLS!
Longtime Prince historian Jon Bream wrote today that someone close to Prince wanted it to be known how he feels about Kevin being back and he does plan on attending Timberwolves games in the future. No word yet if Prince will be performing at Target Center anytime soon though.
Prince is a longtime Garnett and NBA fan and can school you on the court.
Several years ago, Garnett was filming a Gatoraide commercial at Prince's Paisley Park studios. Prince could not be there for the shoot but instructed his staff to take very good care of KG and give him some NPG swag as well.-DocFB
Diagnosis: KG, welcome.....home!
Will Smith was on Ellen yesterday to promote his new movie "Focus" due in theaters this weekend. During a commercial break, he rapped the "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" theme song.
He got the entire audience to participate and help him sing the song. Check out the clip above.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Guess they had real fans in the house....
On a night that saw Paul McCartney sing "Shake It Off" with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & Debbie Harry, Michael Bolton do "When A Man Loves A Woman", PRINCE along with 3RDEYEGIRL took over to close out what appears to be the best after-party ever....and it happened for Saturday Night Live!
Prince performed the Purple Rain classic "Let's Go Crazy" and Jimmy Fallon waxed poetic about the entire SNL afterparty and how Dave Chappelle let him know that Prince wants to play in some way if he plays his cards right. Fallon had a straight flush as Prince "floated to the stage. At least that is how Jimmy remembers it.
"In a room full of the coolest people on earth, Prince is the coolest person on earth".-Seth Meyers
I would have LOVED to see Taylor Swift jam with 3RDEYGIRL but at least Haim was represented along with all the other celebs that were on stage.-DocFB
Diagnosis: In videos that were circulating before, Fallon was giving Prince the "call me" sign, hoping to get the singer to make his Fallon Tonight Show debut. Prince appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in March of 2013, a year before Fallon took over the Tonight Show reigns.
PRINCE along with his band 3RDEYGIRL performed at a private party for Michael Jordan as the NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City kicked off with a who's who of the entertainment world watching the greatest live performer do his thing.
Along with Jay-Z and Beyonce dancing all night long, Queen Latifah, Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Carmelo Anthony, Questlove, Tamron Hall, and Magic Johnson were spotted at the event.
Prince played more hits than Jordan scored points!
"Let's Go Crazy", "Take Me With U", "U Got The Look", "1999", "Controversy", "Little Red Corvette", "When Doves Cry", "Kiss", "I Would Die 4 U", "Housequake", "Alphabet St.", and ending the night was "Purple Rain". He did play "FUNKNROLL" was well from his new albums "Art Official Age" and "PLECTRUMELECTRUM".
Prince is no stranger to the NBA and All Star Weekend. When the All Star game was held in Minnesota one year, he opened up his Paisley Park studios for a private concert there. In 2007 while performing in Las Vegas, Prince attracted the late Michael Jackson, Wil.I.Am, Chris Tucker, and more. Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson were to attend the after-show together in a private booth but it became too late for Jordan and when Jackson heard that, he passed on the after-show.
When Prince performs, especially if the party is private, it is going to attract a crowd like that.-DocFB
Diagnosis: This is the 3rd private concert that PRINCE has performed at this month. He made a much talked about appearance at the Grammys last weekend as well.
In a night filled of somberness, PRINCE took the Grammy stage to present Album Of The Year. In one moment, he changed the mood of the crowd and a Grammy moment or 2 were made.
"Albums. Remember them? Like books and black lives, albums still matter." Poof. Moment and statement made. It was made by other artists that night but Prince, who got a standing ovation just for walking on stage, had everyone's attention. From Kanye to Annie Lennox. All eyes and ears were fixated on the music icon. His message was received loud and clear.
Then another moment happened. Beck won album of the year over Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. Like most watching at home, Kanye West was a little upset and decided to go on stage and then quickly walked off. In 2009, he would infamously knock Taylor Swift for beating Beyonce for a Video Music Award. Beck called for Kanye to come back but he didn't. Everyone knew what Kanye was wanting to do since he did it before. So it made for a comical moment. Let's be real here: The Grammys do what they always do; they rewarded Beck for his previous work in the 90's that they did not give him awards for.
Back to Prince. His look when he came on stage said it all. Aside from AC/DC opening up the show, it was somber. Until Prince. Perhaps next year, Prince will grace the stage and show everyone how it is done. Perhaps...if the Grammy's stop overlooking Prince's output and reward us now with a performance instead of awards in a few years to make up for their mistakes.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Orange is the new Purple.
Earlier this week, he was in love with the Koko. Now...Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL played the second show on their mini tour in aid of Autism Rocks with a sell-out gig at Pacha in Dubai last night, February 4th 2015.
The enigmatic icon and his band arrived in Dubai fresh from a rapturously received show at London’s Koko on Monday night which saw the band once again showered with ecstatic reviews and acclaim on social media. The Guardian gave the show a five-star review calling Prince ‘the best in the business’ while Metro called 3RDEYEGIRL ‘Prince’s most exciting band in a quarter of a century’ in another rave review.
Hitting the stage the band played for over two hours with Prince setting fire to it from the get-go, launching into a roof-raising version of Lets Go Crazy which set the tone for the evening ahead. Playing hit-after-hit the band were joined on stage by Liv Warfield (vocals) and Joshua Welton (keyboards). Classics performed included Controversy, Lets Go Crazy, U Got The Look, 1999, Nothing Compares 2 U and Kiss, many complete with incendiary guitar solos and breathtaking instrumental breaks as the band showed their incredible musicianship song after song. Also included was a heart-wrenching rendition of Paloma Faith’s Only Love Can Hurt Like This featuring Liv Warfield and an amazing mash-up of the B-side favorite Pink Cashmere with the just released single, This Could B Us, from Prince’s latest release ART OFFICIAL AGE.
Prince then moved on to piano for a solo set including How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore, Diamonds and Pearls and a stellar The Beautiful Ones. Rejoined by the band for a final encore the triumphant night closed with many brought to tears as the entire venue sang along to Purple Rain.
The set was a top-to-bottom masterclass in the very best of Prince – incredible singing, electrifying guitar playing, breathtaking showmanship and some serious dance moves!