Prince gets funky on Twitter
August 14th, 2013
05:04 PM ET

Prince gets funky on Twitter

Some stars should probably stay far, far away from Twitter, but Prince is an exception.

The man who just three years ago proclaimed the Internet dead has begun to test out the Twittersphere, even sharing a selfie in the process.

"PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET... TESTING 1, 2...," the Purple One posted to the verified 3rdeyegirl account on Tuesday night.

By his third tweet, he was getting the hang of adding photos:

So then we got this:

But the best part by far - and the three reasons why we think he's now a must-follow - were these interactions with his followers:

It was so amazing, it even left fellow musician Janelle Monae flabbergasted:

Welcome to Twitter, Prince. We're glad you were wrong about the Internet being "completely over," because we so wouldn't have wanted to miss this.

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Alvarez

    I heard he enjoys stuffing his face with poopsicles and poop tarts.

    August 16, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Amanda

    Prince is an icon. When I received my first "jam box" in elementary my dad gave me a Prince tape ... so amazing that I recognized his greatness in 3rd grade. Lastly, BEST SUPERBOWL HALF TIME SHOW that I personally have ever seen!

    August 16, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sinner

    Prince rocks, and my guess he doing pretty well compare to all these hater talking crap. Rock on

    August 16, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. uckermanf

    Rob said:

    "Are you kidding me???? Did you actually write that without sarcasm??? With a straight face? This guy is a very average guitar player at best..."

    And Rob is what, exactly? A guitar historian? Knowledgeable about something?

    No, really, Rob...who the h3!! are you that you think your ridiculouts opinion about Prince has any relevance whatsoever?

    August 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prince is an average guitar player?

      You've never seem him in concert...he is one of the greatest electric guitar players in history....please...stop insulting musicians you know nothing about.

      August 16, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. That's Right

    Prince is the man, so all you kids can just take your marbles and go home now.

    August 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rocker

    I wish he would put out a full Rock/metal album...because this guy can play...

    August 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Are you kidding me???? Did you actually write that without sarcasm??? With a straight face? This guy is a very average guitar player at best...

      August 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • G

      Rocker, I totally agree. Rolling Stone rated him 33 out of 100 of the greatest guitarists. Prince is an underrated guitarist by the general public. Have you heard him perform "American Woman"? Or "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?

      August 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beebop

      Prince is an amazing guitar player. No doubt about it. He can do it all.

      August 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Timmy

    I like his old music better than his new stuff. My favorite song is "Disco Duck."

    August 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pliny

    The artist formerly known as relevant.

    August 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Daniel

    Get off of Twitter, Prince, dont you know Jehovah's WItnesses aren't supposed to be on Social Media? What if the elders find out? Do you just 'contribute' more to keep them from disfellowshipping your sorry, cultist ass?

    August 15, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • ohreally!?!?

      haha REALLY!!?!?! I know plenty of JWs that have social media, plus "contribute" Elders have no idea who gives what, no collection plate is passed. TROLL CULT!?!?

      August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Prince is a JW? NOooooo!!! thanks for destroying an icon in my mind, Daniel!!!

      August 16, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. shae

    hello prince on twitter! is tweeting like a guitar string? at ur concert in vancouver bc ca in april. pls come back!

    August 15, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Iggy

    Prince is amazing. Why all the hate??

    August 15, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. Yolanda

    good to know hes giving us just a little more insight of who he is

    August 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |

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