So Janelle Monae was in Minneapolis, MN last night at First Avenue and some purple spies tell us PRINCE was in attendance with his full band.
Janelle had to Tweet before the show about First Avenue knowing it was where Purple Rain, the greatest rock n roll movie ever made, was filmed.
We heard after Janelle funkdafied First Ave, she headed back to Paisley Park, Prince's recording studios in Minneapolis for those who don't know, and jammed with Prince and his 8(?) piece band for a couple of hours with her and her band.
Why oh why couldn't have someone filmed that? All that funk in one place? We might have passed out from the overload of true artists creating.
Something special happened with Janelle as she had to tweet this:
Finally learning something that I have been trying to learn for a while! Yes!!!!
We also hear that PRINCE and the band checked out Esperanza Spaulding at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minnesota earlier in the week as well.
Janelle and Esperanza are GREAT musicians in their own right. Make sure to check them out if you haven't already.
With PRINCE set to tour Northern Europe next month, we wonder what other purple surprised we can expect soon? One can hope, right?-Dr.FB
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"You change your mind, like a girl changes clothes."-Katy Perry
Bear with me everyone. I am with you on this, OK?
So our funkenbabies report that Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Ezperanza Spaulding and Patti Labelle killed it at rehearsal for the Prince tribute, performing a mix of songs from his back catalog that were, quite simply, amazing.
Missing from the tribute; Chaka Khan and Prince.
We hear that Prince did not make it to rehearsal and depending on who you talk to, he was either supposed to be there or he wasn't .
I love it. I can only laugh. This is Prince. So unpredictable. I love it.
So because of this, Prince MAY or MAY NOT be performing tomorrow night at the BET Awards. We hope he does join them on stage and whatever happens, it will be a great night for the Purple One.
So we ask you this...will he or won't he?
P.S. Prince is on the cover of Jet magazine this week and this is one of the photos from it.-Dr.FB
Forget what we said before! Prince IS performing on the BET Awards on Sunday! He will perform with the artists honoring him for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
We have learned EXCLUSIVELY at drfunkenberry.com who will perform the Prince tribute on Sunday. Wanna know? Spoiler alert below!!!!
Those artists will be......Justin Bieber & Drake! .....NOT!
The real performers will be Alicia Keys, Esperanza Spaulding, Janelle Monae Patti LaBelle & Chaka Khan.
The BET Awards is NOT to be missed this Sunday for this performance and tribute alone.
You know he is gonna funk it up! All these ladies and just Prince? You know that's how he rolls.
What do you think of the performers list?-Dr.FB
Quote from Esperanza Spaulding after hearing new Prince music:
"Infectious, impeccable melody and groove...symptoms include: intense grooving of the head and legs...and the uncontrollable urge to sing these songs any and every place or time
"I can`t stop singing that hook!!! 'I got a box of chocolates that`ll rock the sox of any girl....'
My mother is here like, 'What in the world are you singing about?' "
We hipped you ES back in March. Good to hear these comments.-Dr.FB