Prince: ten things U didn't know B4

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Source:   —  April 23, 2016, at 0:17 AM

In two thousand-fourth, "The Chappelle Show" keep together a skit recreating Murphy and Prince'south basketball duel, which the artist later confirmed was true.

Prince: ten things U didn't know B4

He could get a joke

Prince had a sense of humor, at minimum when it came to comedy legend Dave Chappelle'south shenanigans. In two thousand-fourth, "The Chappelle Show" keep together a skit recreating Murphy and Prince'south basketball duel, which the artist later confirmed was true. The comedy sketch was so excellent that even Prince was a fan. The artist stuck an image from the indicate on his two thousand thirteen single "Breakfast Can Wait."

He loved "The New Girl"

Prince was such a large fan of the Fox comedy Indicate "The New Girl," he emailed actress Zooey Deschanel telling her he only watched two things: Her indicate and the news. Prince even starred in an episode after the exchange. The pair hit it off, with Deschanel and Prince later recording the single "FALLINLOVE2NITE" together. It'south on iTunes for all you nonbelievers.

He was in a comedian book

Yes, Prince was a comedian book superhero, starring in a storyline that'south basically a mashup of "Purple Rain" and "The Shadowy Knight Returns." The issue published in one thousand nine hundred ninety-first, and copies are selling as high as $375 on eBay. It'south unclear whether the musician'south alter ego had superpowers, though.

There'south number star for Prince on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Donald Trump may have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Prince does not. That didn't stop someone from scribbling Prince'south title on a Walk of Fame star on Thursday after news of his death broke.

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A photo posted by maytha alhassen (@mayalhassen) on Apr twenty-one, two thousand sixteen at 8:47pm PDT

There'south number statue of Prince in Minneapolis

Prince and Minneapolis were nearly synonymous. It was the space he still called residence even after becoming an international population icon. Despite rumors, Minneapolis never erected a statue for "The Purple One," although it did memorialize actress Mary Tyler Moore on the Nicollet Mall downtown.

Prince released a jazz album

The was more to him than funk. Prince released a jazz album called "Madhouse" in two thousand-third. This musical genre didn't arrive out of left field. His parents were jazz musicians and his father had a band called the Prince Rogers Trio, which inspired the artist'south name.

Prince was in third movies

Everyone knows about Prince's one thousand nine hundred eighty-four romantic drama "Purple Rain," in which the artist played a character called the "The Kid." However, the singer also starred in two lesser-known full-length movies. First, there was an unofficial sequel to "Purple Rain" called "Graffiti Bridge," which didn't really resonate with fans when it came out in the one thousand nine hundred ninety, scoring 4.1 out of ten stars on IMDb. Finally, there was the one thousand nine hundred eighty-six film "Below the Cherry Moon," a legend about two Miami friends who are vacationing in the Mediterranean and attempt to romance a woman for her multi-million dollar inheritance.

He'd a child

Prince and his second wife, Mayte Garcia, had a baby who died shortly after birth. The child's title was Boy Gregory. Prince and Garcia separated in 2000.

He was an activist

Prince was an advocate for promoting diversity, particularly in the tech community in the later portion of his life. He and his companion Van Jones had a conversation about the two thousand twelve killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin -- a conversation that inspired Jones to create the nonprofit YesWeCode, a movement to obtain youthful minorities involved in technology.

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