So, Prince held a press conference in New York City earlier this evening. A Rolling Stone journalist had it spot on when he said Prince would be holding a mysterious press conference....because people don't really know what he announced.
A full on U.S. tour (Major rumor for a couple of months now) or a residency at the Apollo Theatre in New York.
It is called "Welcome To America" and usually, when tourists first travel to America, the first place they either visit or travel is New York. So....it would make more sense that a residency in New York is happening. Also, the skyscrapers in some of the posters are of a New York Skyline. Plus, would you really call a tour "Welcome To America?"
"Maceo Parker. Esperanza Spaulding. Sheila E, Larry Graham, Mint Condition, Sinbad, Cassandra Wilson. Dr. Funkenberry doing the chicken dance. I am master of ceremonies. Welcome to America."
Below is audio and video of the press conference.
Also, Prince, I Love you man. I may not look you in the eye when we are in the same room and have my date talk to you instead of me, but it is all about respect. So, whoever picked out that shirt for you (please don't let it be someone I know) dock them the pay it cost them to make the shirt, sing 4 hail mary's n toss that top in yesterday's basura. I bet Rihanna is wearing it in 2 weeks though.-Dr.FB
P.S. thanks to a friend for sending the audio and the exclusive photos we had earlier.
Mariah Carey arrived with style at the red carpet of the 75th Anniversary of the Apollo Theatre. She looked stunning.
Prince was an unannounced special guest. In fact, the lights went down on stage and then appeared with him center stage where he got one of the loudest cheers of the night.
Prince then introduced Mariah Carey before giving an award to Honoree & R& B Icon Patti LaBelle.
Patti LaBelle then joined Mariah Carey & Prince on stage to accept her honor. Mariah announced after the show that her new single "Obsession" will drop next Tuesday to radio and is produced by the Dream. We hear it is a dis track to Eminem.