Jul 6 2010Well He DID Sing When Doves Cry: Musician Prince Claims The Internet Is 'Completely Over'

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Prince, best known for looking like a pretty lady with a skeezy mustache who tried changing his name to a symbol, claims the internet is beat and it's time to move on. Well damn, way to Purple Rain on my online parade!

Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website.


He says: "The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.

"The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good.

"They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."

Listen: I hate numbers as much as the next guy who never learned how to long divide. And I'll also be the first to admit that except for The Hills, MTV sucks balls. Haha, stop throwing things at me. But seriously, Princess -- can I call you Princess? My point is, Squire, the internet ain't dead. It'll live on forever in the hearts and minds of our robotic overlords. What?! I'm being for real real not for play play.

Prince - world exclusive interview: Peter Willis goes inside the star's secret world [mirror]

Thanks to Jessie, blackstar, Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em, allison and Mays, who thought the internet was dead for a second but it was just holding its breath and playing dead. Which is exactly why they poked it in the eye with a stick. Smart thinking -- were you all Boy Scouts?

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a dove just cried

@ naas- I heard it too.....!

I thik what he's trying to say is that the entertainmemt industry is dead BECAUSE of the internet. Some people just DL new movies and music online WITHOUT paying for it.

He may be right actually.

Take a look at your average comments page, and tell me you think differently.

Right, we better get working on shutting the place down then.

The Internet is not over, he's just doing it wrong.

@5 please read the comment I just made on the last Marty McFly page.
now to Prince....He must still be wanting to live in the 70's. Lets face it he acts like he is on LSD, dresses like Liberace, and hates technology.
Point proven

agreed with all MTV sucks old wrinkly balls...gross

He's right, from now on I'm going to mail my comments in by the U.S. Postal Service.

Prince is a troll.

Yup, the internet is dead, or undead I should say. It now belongs to Bella and whathisface. That's why it sucks.

I wouldn't mind riding his little red corvette.

Like Prince I changed my name to a symbol, or rather three of them:

我很愚蠢

It means "big dick awesome" in Swahili. I've got it tattooed on my forehead.

Epic troll is epic. I didn't even know Prince had a new album coming out until every blag (blog + fag; I made it, it's mine) shat themselves over this story. With one simple sentence, Prince made sure that we'd all know he had a new album coming out. Simply brilliant. How much would he have had to pay per click to get that kind of coverage on Geekologie?

And you blags fell for it...

The Onion and South Park have already covered this whole "Internet is Dead" meme. Poor Prince, tough to get olde. Stick a fork in that.

Me thinks prince is a bit of a retards, no?

"Completely over"?! Hell, we're just getting started!

Oh goodie, Prince has gone insane. "The internets! they will gets me!"
No biggie, I didn't listen to him

Hes absolutely right - and most comments prove it
Yall lost ability 2 act , decide even think independently
( wow so much better than TV - u can strip 2 the bones here )
i had homepages the last decade but what a life now - offline paradise
(without kissingers boys hackin my lil plastic book)
wheres your vocabulary btfaw? streamed , embedded , enhanced , ripped , unzipped , flooded , upgraded , invaded

in 1 Line : internet is made for porn !
so long Wankers

Its a crying shame them internets didnt stand the test of time. It really had some potential, I guess we just angered the series of tubes.

Is this because there's no Unicode character for that symbol he used?

it's gonna be pretty pretty hard to stop people from going on the internet to watch porn

i mean what are they gonna do? have sex with real people? i mean who does that anymore

Attention whore.

@19 .... you've lost me

This guy is 52, how the hell does he look so young. Diet and exercise?

Supposedly he had no plastic surgery and if it's his vegan diet, then I have to get on board!

@20 ROFL (not really, I just smiled a bit to myself)

Princess' analogy is ridiculous. Saying "the internet is dead" because it's past its prime like MTV? MTV is a channel, not a whole medium. Fine if he thinks specific websites are dead, but his analogy is like saying "TV is dead" or "film is dead". You can't go backwards, Prince, no matter how much your career wishes you could.

What a whiney bitch.

No idea who he is.... but he sounds like an asshole. xD Some of the other stuff he says in that interview thing as well... xD

The irony is the fact that this post about the internet being "dead" is in fact, on the internet.

Prince is dead. - The Internet

Prince went crazy. Prince went nuts.

The internet can never die!! how else am I supposed to find video of a horse banging the ever loving shit out of someone? I must have missed that aisle in the local porn shop.


Randal(l)

oh prince is so right! the internet - it's over! similar like the car industry - it's completely over. and the fashion industry, broke down after prince predicted it.

ah and that iphone is really bad. you can see here on the video, that even apple can't hold it propely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK37dysPPzU

@3 I can download movies and music for free?!?! ZOMG! Please provide details!

notheing of valu was lost

Yeah, life is completely dead too. Damn experiences and sensations, just fills your head with feelings, and that can't be good for you.

This is seriously the dumbest thing someone smart has ever said, and I've heard Snooki speak.

@19: I'm not sure what the hell you were trying to say, but it sounds like the fact that you posted on a (let's face it) not so popular blog means you have been around the internet, you couldn't have just happened to open your laptop today and found this blog like that. So you are contradicting yourself. Where's your offline paradise if you keep escaping it?
Comments like yours are what Prince is talking about.

Anyway, sounds like Prince hasn't heard of Geekologie.

Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at an age gap dating site [A_g_e_m_i_n_g_l_e @ c.//o.//m]---a nice and free place for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends

There is a movement of artists who are trying to get their music off of the internet and go back to CD's and/or LP's. It's because of the legalities from downloading music and how it's a pain in the ass. You can spend mucho denero on downloads on iTunes however if your MP3 player or computer crashes you can be out all of that music. The subscription sites that you pay to download music from but you don't get to keep it even though you paid for it (napster) is another reason. Music artists are always getting pinched by the music industry and the internet is not an exception. Prince changed his name to a symbol because of legality reasons and changed it back when he won his case. Say what you want but people are going to go back to normal media instead of downloads because if people are going to pay for music, why not be able to keep it at the least? Besides, records will always sound better than anything else.

@37 2 kudos to you...
@19 tell your acid nonsense to someone somewhere else

FAKE

I think he is using iPhone.... telll him he is holding it wrong and the internet wont be dead anymore

Prince is like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.

@3

Thanks for the clarification, yo.

Since Prince isn't going to read this.. > I'm convinced your gay, and your stupid a$$ halftime show at the superbowl was gayer than nsync (or whatever other gay band did the show).. Your gayer than Tom Cruise in the closet. Your gayer than a 3 dollar bill folded inside of a 6 dollar bill shoved in some guy's thong crack. Purple Rain if for sissy's. Purple Haze is da' shy'zza!

@19: You're the one who just used "yall," "u" and "2" as words. Silly troll.
The first time I saw someone posting about how "Prince says the Internet is over," I was convinced they were just being dyslexic and some big Justin Bieber-Korea-style prank was being pulled on Prince.

Nuthin's over 'til Al Gore says it is!!

Personally I'm going to hold out for the confirmation from Billy Joel before taking him at his word.

prince is gonna be pissed that you said all those mean nasty things about him. he may even file a lawsuit. *gasp*

I know a great dating site_____ Rich Meeting.com _ ____. .where you can date rich men or beautiful women...maybe u should check it out!!=======================

Prince has lost his mind. Listen, just because we stopped buying the Ginsu Knife, didn't mean that TV was over. ...now, just because we stop buying Prince recordings, doesn't mean that the internet is over.
Prince has a defective brain.

Considering that e-banking, e-shopping, e-mail, e-books, e-music, e-tc are about as likely to disappear as soap, cars, and computers; the only thing "completely over" is this guy's career.

Prince has been irrelevant for how long now? Wait... Was he ever relevant?

What Prince meant was legalizing gay marraige is completely over. This comes from a man that wants purple rain. Gimme a fuckin break princess. We haven't even begun to raise the roof on the internet yet.

blags FTW

Hey if this whinny little prick doesn't want you listening to "When doves Cry" check out our version it's 100 times better and it's done in the stying of joke metal-ish fusion. Plus we have covers of Salt N Pepa, Biz Markie, The Zit Reamedy, California Dreams, Bad Religion, G'N'R, George Harrison and Motley Crue.

www.myspace.com/namwithjam

check out the videos

I think he is mistaking the internet with his own career.

To be honest, Prince’s decision deserves great respect. I’d rather see an artist try something new and fail, then replicate the actions and thought-processes of the herd. It’s what the industry needs.

http://www.themusicvoid.com/2010/07/prince-and-the-yawn-of-digital/

See, you have to be careful with comments like Prince said. It might make it to 4chan, then who knows what will happen.

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