As the world struggle to come to terms with the sudden loss of Prince, people are paying tribute to the musical legend by blasting their favourite Prince songs at home, at work and in their cars. The man’s musical talent transcended all genres and it’s what he’ll be most remembered for. However, prince was, well, also the prince of other things. He mastered the art of shade. His stage presence (on and off the stage) was just remarkable. He had such a personality, it made even the haters love him. And, most of all, he did and said whatever the hell he wanted, whenever he wanted. (That’s our favourite Prince talent, besides the music.) So, in honour of dear Prince, we’ve put together 12 of our favourite shady, hilarious, awkward Prince moments, in GIF form of course, for all to enjoy.
There’s that time he tempted Quincy Jones with a lollipop
Remember when he said, “playa please”?
Or how about when he commanded a butterfly to land on his shoulder?
Of course he didn’t care that it was raining during his performance of “Purple Rain”
We stood up and applauded when he stormed off The View in true Prince fashion
It was so awkward (& hilarious) when he side-eyed Halle Berry
His shady facial expressions truly were the stuff of legend
Read his eyes and you’ll know exactly who he’s talking about
Seriously…he just DGAF
Not. One. Bit.
He had a softer side too and we loved him for it
And when he gave New Girl permission to freak out, we felt all tingly inside
And we’ll forever be freaking out over you Prince. Rest in Peace.