Prince Talks About The Afterlife In This 1985 MTV Clip

'I just want people to know that I'm very sincere in my beliefs'

Prince, as he revealed himself through his boundary-shattering artistry, seemed superhuman. That's why his death on Thursday is so shocking -- it stings in a singular way. But it reminds us that he was human after all.

In this MTV clip from 1985, Prince's first televised interview, the singer sits in a long coat, surrounded by extras from a video shoot, and speaks slowly and clearly about his views on the afterlife. "I just want people to know that I'm very sincere in my beliefs," he says earnestly, looking at the kingdom splayed out before him. When Prince talks about the next life, you listen.

Find out what else he says in the video above.