Prince took the music world by surprise last night when he decided to do one small—but very un-Prince-like—thing for the first time ever: he tweeted.
The 55-year-old music legend is known more for his determination to make and promote music on his own terms than he is for his technological skills, but he proved that he is in with the times by posting a series of interesting (and hilarious) tweets from the account of 3RDEYEGIRL.
He did eventually get the hang of the social media site and started using it for what it was made: posting photos of overly peppered food, “Hi I’m Prince” messages and #smokeselfies?
After a bit of fun, the Purple Rainmaker went all “normal artist” on us and tweeted a teaser video to an awesome new song called “Groovy Potential.” The minute-and-a-half track is seriously funky and definitely has the potential to be one of the best Prince tracks in recent years. The full track is available for download over at 3rdeyegirl.com for 88 cents.
Check out a few of Prince’s most memorable tweets below and listen to the “Groovy Potential” teaser above.