Oh Purple One, your views on social media have changed so dramatically! Once, Prince (The Artist) wouldn’t deign to do anything on the World Wide Web, but no one is safe from the lure of the Internet. Not only does he now tweet at @3rdEyeGirl and Instagram, but he is working on a song that’s inspired by the #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin meme.
Yes, it is Prince who will bring this unstoppable meme to life.
When the craze hit its peak, one of the most popular photos was this shot from Purple Rain of Prince and Apollonia cruising on a motorcycle. Although the photo that Prince tweeted is slightly different, the song snippet he tweeted along with it plainly features the line “This could be us, but you playing.”
— 3RDEYEGIRL (@3RDEYEGIRL) June 26, 2014
The dropbox link has been overloaded because so many people have been trying to download the snippet, but hopefully Prince will grace us with the full version soon.
He is working on a new album called PLECTRUMELECTRUM with his band 3rdEyeGirl, but he also recently said he is working on a new Prince record as well. No word on when either of this will be released, or which one might include this new meme song.
While we’re on the subject, here’s some other awesome examples of the meme that never ends.
— The Office (@TheOfficePosts) June 24, 2014
— Pauly Casillas (@PaulyPeligroso) June 23, 2014
— priya (@thewordy) June 24, 2014
— Joe Rudolph (@joemountainman) June 27, 2014
— World of Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) June 19, 2014