7 Times Prince Shut It All the Way Down
One year ago today, the world lost one of the greatest musicians who ever lived: Prince. And as much as we will always remember him for his music and his colorful life, perhaps what we miss most is his attitude.
The Purple One was a total divo — that's a male diva, btw — and we loved him for it. Nobody could suffer a fool less than Prince Rogers Nelson.
He was not a tall man, but he could make even the most overstuffed celebs feel puny with a gesture, a side eye, a blistering guitar solo or an even more blistering read.
Here are just a few of our favorite times when Prince shut it all the way down. Take in all 7 and then watch them fall…
When He Kicked Kim Kardashian Off the Stage
In 2011, Prince pulled Kim up on stage at Madison Square Garden to dance. When he saw her skills he quickly sent her back from whence she came.
When He Could Not With Trey Songz's "Tribute"
Trey will never recover from this tiny little side-eye at his mashup of his "Your Side of The Bed" with "Purple Rain." (around the 3:45 mark)
When He Subtweeted Lil Mo
Back in 2014, Lil Mo went off about once having to move to make way for Prince, so Prince took to Twitter to remind her of her station, like, "I'm freaking PRINCE. Have a seat, please."
When Sherri Shepherd Begged to Sleep With Him
Sorry, Sherri, looks like you have to keep dreaming.
When Prince Said No to "Bad"
Here's Prince telling Chris Rock about the time Michael Jackson wanted him to sing backup on "Bad." The Purple One was later quoted as saying the album was named Bad because Pathetic wouldn't fit on the sleeve.
When He Obliterated _Portlandia_'s Fred Armisen
Do not stand between a man and his mac n cheese.
When He Told a Bunch of Old White Guys What's Good
No disrespect to Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Paul McCartney and Jeff Lynne, but they were clearly the opening act for Prince's face-melting guitar tribute to George Harrison.
No one in the whole universe will ever compare.
Check out more of Wetpaint's coverage of Prince below:
Inside The “Untouched” Prince Tribute Museum (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber & 4 Other Terrible Prince Tributes
Beyoncé, Bruno, & More Memorialize Prince (UPDATE)
Prince’s Ex-Wife Mourns Him: “He’s With Our Son Now”
Prince Found Dead at Age 57 — All the Details (UPDATE)