Prince Blames Philly Mob Scene On His Jumpsuit

July 30 [7:55 EDT] -- Prince, who now prefers the moniker "The Artist," suffered minor cuts and bruises in Philadelphia on Saturday night, when he was mobbed by a group of female fans.

The incident occurred at another of the unannounced late night club gigs that Prince has been playing after his bigger sets on his current tour. The singer managed to slip away after additional security was called in.

Explaining the fracas on his website (the "Love 4 One Another Website"), Prince said the excitement was caused by the white jumpsuit he wore onstage, which, he said, "always provokes that kind of response."

It remains to be seen if the artist currently calling himself The Artist will be modifying his onstage wardrobe because of the incident.