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[–] DiscontentedMajority 0 points 87 points (+87|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yup, Weird Al doesn't even need to get permission to do a parody, but he does because he is a cool guy who respects the artists he parodies and wants them to be on board.

Prince was a giant asshole to Al despite the fact that Al was going out of his way to be polite and always honored Prince's choice. Always made me feel like he was a giant dickhead.

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[–] KingMortales 1 points 45 points (+46|-1) ago 

I don't even know why you wouldn't want Weird Al to parody you.

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[–] belrial 1 points 34 points (+35|-1) ago 

Because Prance knew Weird Al's song would get more air time and be more relevant than his own.

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[–] jerry 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Because you aren't Prince. The dude was fucking bonkers. But made some damn good money as bonkers as he was

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[–] bob3333 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago 

Because you're a giant douche bag.

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[–] flarflar 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

Hot damn that's some vile hatred! I could feel it through this screen

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[–] nuworldblue 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

That's how we can tell you're a good person.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi [S] 1 points 73 points (+74|-1) ago 

Stolen comment from Reddit that's worth sharing:

I remember seeing Weird Al on a talk show once, and the host asked if anyone had ever refused to let him cover their song. He said, "Well yes, but I can't say their name." The host was like, "Really? Why not?" and he replied, "because it's an unpronounceable symbol."

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[–] TremorAcePV 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

... I don't get it?

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[–] Dereliction 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

At one point, Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi [S] 1 points 30 points (+31|-1) ago 

I actually just posted that one as another TIL here: https://voat.co/v/TIL/comments/999260

Guy was a total dick that was completely disconnected from reality.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm still not over that, the little prick was an asshole.

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[–] aeschynanthus 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

See also Trent Reznor's opinion from 1994:

"I'll tell you a funny story about Prince. I was in this studio and I heard Prince was coming in. There was a time I thought he was awesome, but what a fucking creep! The rules were, you were never to say the word 'Prince', you had to write down that symbol. You were never to look at him, or talk to him unless he approached you first, shit like that. So he shows up in a limo, wearing a fluorescent pink jumpsuit, giant hair, a cane, huge heels and a lollipop."

He imitates Prince in heels trying to jive walk a four foot frame. It's funny.

"And he's wearing the worst women's perfume you've ever smelt. So he's got two giant bodyguards with him and there was nobody there who was gonna fuck with him! It turns out he wanted us to remix a track and make it harder--apparently he had Broken in his car for a long time. So then I see him at the other end of this hundred yard corridor, and there's only me and him walking towards each other. So we're getting closer, closer and...he walks right past me. I couldn't believe it, I don't care who you are, that's bullshit."

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I don't understand why people comply to those demands? The Queen and President, yes, because you will get kicked out. If you are another artist just as famous you can't be kicked out. Don't give in to that shit.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Can confirm. A buddy of mine used to mix sound at Paisley Park and was instructed not to make eye contact with the little turd burglar.

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[–] XPS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Burning in gay hell now

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[–] 5013064? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Who the fuck used telegrams in the last 60 years?

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[–] Magitek_X 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Prince apparently.