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Prince's Dave Chappelle Single Cover Is A Major Win

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By Maurice Bobb

Surprise, ladies and gents, Prince knows how to bring the funny. The Artist Formerly Known As “The Artist Formerly Known As” used an image from a popular Dave Chappelle skit from “Chappelle’s Show,” in which the comedian parodies the Purple Man for his latest single, “Breakfast Can Wait.”

— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 16, 2013

“I'm still not 100% sure if @3rdeyegirl isn't f---ing w/ us all!,” tweeted @asiansplenda. 

Outside of a little disbelief, fans were overwhelmingly amused by the elusive crooner’s sense of humor. It also lends to the idea that maybe Charlie Murphy’s “True Hollywood” stories about his encounters with Prince were actually true. One thing’s for sure, though, at least everyone knows now that Prince saw the hilarious episode and loved it.

— Sam-Hassan Akram (@DappaDAF) August 19, 2013

— just saying (@whoopderitiz) August 19, 2013

— Lauren D'Elia (@LaurenDElia) August 19, 2013

— Marvin Francois (@marvin_francois) August 19, 2013

— Alaina Clune (@clunicorn) August 19, 2013

— DJ Thunder (@IAMDJThunder) August 19, 2013

What are your thoughts on Prince’s embrace of Dave Chappelle’s parody?