Prince promotes charity, debuts new look and is generally flawfree

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Prince is not exactly what you'd call a media juggernaut. He doesn't use Facebook or Twitter. He rarely gives interviews. And for years, there's been more stories told about him than by him. So when he made a surprise appearance on The View recently, we knew we had to cover every second.

But it wasn't his first time. He appeared on the show in 2010, when host Sherri Shepherd looked like she was envisioning her own sex tape with the singer before admitting, "I have wanted to make love to you for my whole life."

This appearance was a bit more subdued, with The View-to-Prince word ratio at about 50/1. But still, the singer, sporting tight, yellow pants, a black leather jacket and small afro because that's how rock stars dress at 11 AM on a Monday, was polite and promoted a series of shows to benefit his Rebuild the Dream charity. We recommend opening up the video in a new browser and reading along with our second-by-second breakdown:

0:10: The View hosts all went to a Prince concert and it was, to quote Whoopi Goldberg, "rockin," with Prince bringing Sherri Shepherd on stage and inviting Elisabeth Hasselbeck (who left already even though you do not leave a Prince show early under any circumstances).

0:40: When asked how he's able to perform, nonstop, for hours at a time, Prince tersely responds, "Music."

0:44: Prince's concert was Hasselbeck's "best show she's ever seen in her life," with the host exhibiting surprising musical tastes ranging from a love of Christian rock to someone whose one chorus was comprised of, "I'll jack U off/Jack U off/I'll jack U off/Jack U off/I'll jack U off."

1:10: Barbara Walters joylessly states, "I'll have to go to Chicago" upon finding out the location of Prince's next shows.

1:33: Prince flirts with Walters, thus conjuring the strangest love child in existence.

1:47: Awkward moment: Prince tells the crew, "I have my quiet moments," to which Walters replies, "This is one of them."

1:55: Prince's body language upon being asked if he's on Twitter or Facebook is the animated GIF to end all GIFs.

1:58: Come on, Joy Behar. Do you really think you can go SEO-whoring by asking Prince, "What do you think of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga?" Prince cares not for your linkbaiting. "Different strokes for different folks," answers the artist before, presumably, writing and recording a new album in his head before the next question. (like...what kind of loser gets a rare interview with Prince and asks him about inferior artists? WHY?)

3:06: Prince admits taking inspiration from Bruce Springsteen's ability to make his band change songs at the snap of a finger. Next person who interviews Springsteen: ask him if he has any stories hanging out with The Purple One.

3:35: Ah. Finally it's clear why Prince left his purple palace to give an ultra-rare interview. He's promoting the Rebuild the Dream charity.

4:01: Prince: "I like funny people."


What do you think of Prince's new 'do ONTD? Do you miss his silky pressed curls and flicks or do you dig his new mini fro? Please also to be posting lots of Prince gifs in this post thanks!