8 Times Prince Proved He’s the King of Throwing Shade

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If you didn’t know, Prince was the King of throwing shade. He would read you with such ease, it’ll leave your head spinning, boo.

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Hell, forget Kermit, he was the first to perfect the sipping tea meme…

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We dug up 8 times (believe us, there are more) he gave major side-eye, called out people, or just didn’t give a “you know what.” And we will forever love him for it.

 

1) When Prince REFUSED to appear in Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video…

“Your butt is mine!”

Uh… no it’s not!

#PressPlay #Prince wasn't here for it 😩

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2) That time he kicked Kim K off stage for being too damn stiff & refusing to dance…

 

3) His major side-eye at the 2015 Grammy’s

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While presenting the Album of the Year, Prince dropped this jewel with major ‘tude — “Albums still matter… like books and black lives.”

 

4) That time he slammed singers who lip-sync…

“My microphone is on.”

😂😎 . #prince #interview #bet #90s #lipsync #shade #icon #music

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5) When he didn’t care about singing “We are the World”

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6) Look at Prince’s face as Trey Songz covered one of his songs….

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Bahahaha!

 

7) When he wasn’t here for Barbara Walters’ annoying questions…

Ballerific Throwback Thursday – #prince #tbt #throwbackthursday

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8) That time he surprised Bryant Gumbel by dressing up as Bryant Gumbel on “Today”

 

Prince, you shady side-eye mofo, you will be missed.

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