By Maurice Bobb
Surprise, ladies and gents, Prince knows how to bring the funny. The Artist Formerly Known As “The Artist Formerly Known As” used an image from a popular Dave Chappelle skit from “Chappelle’s Show,” in which the comedian parodies the Purple Man for his latest single, “Breakfast Can Wait.”
— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 16, 2013
“Game: Blouses,” Prince tweeted the image from his Twitter account (@3rdeyegirl) Friday (August 16) with the photo of Chappelle dressed as Prince holding a plate of pancakes. In addition to the photo that has since gone viral, the “Purple Rain” singer released a 48-second YouTube video with audio to the new track. Fans were pleasantly surprised, if not a little hesitant that the whole thing was a ruse.
“I’m still not 100% sure if @3rdeyegirl isn’t f—ing w/ us all!,” tweeted @asiansplenda.
Outside of a little disbelief, fans were overwhelmingly amused by the elusive crooner’s sense of humor. It also lends to the idea that maybe Charlie Murphy’s “True Hollywood” stories about his encounters with Prince were actually true. One thing’s for sure, though, at least everyone knows now that Prince saw the hilarious episode and loved it.
Lmao Prince put Dave Chapelle on the cover of his new single.#trolling
— Sam-Hassan Akram (@DappaDAF) August 19, 2013
i must say this prince cover of dave chapelle for his new single is CLASSIC LOL made my day aha #Blouses
— just saying (@whoopderitiz) August 19, 2013
Prince’s new single has a picture of Dave Chappelle as Prince on the cover. This is too good to be true. Game: Blouses.
— Lauren D’Elia (@LaurenDElia) August 19, 2013
Dave Chappelle in all honesty is the only comedian to actually make me laugh. Not giggle, not smirk, but actually burst out laughing.
— Marvin Francois (@marvin_francois) August 19, 2013
I don’t know who I love more Dave Chapelle or Prince
— Alaina Clune (@clunicorn) August 19, 2013
The Cover art of Prince’s new song “Breakfast in Bed” is a pic of Chapelle playing him , nice to see he can take a joke
— DJ Thunder (@IAMDJThunder) August 19, 2013
What are your thoughts on Prince’s embrace of Dave Chappelle’s parody?