Someday (sooner for some of us than others) we will have to explain Prince to our children. How will we do it?
"Y'see, back in the 80s there was this weird, effeminate, electronica R&B guy named Prince.
No, dear, you're thinking of Michael Jackson.
Anyway, Prince was a black, funk musician from Minneapolis. He sold multiple millions of records, was a huge star, and even released one of the worst movies of all time (Purple Rain) and still stayed popular.
On stage, he was obsessed with the color purple and once performed wearing high healed boots, bikini briefs, leg warmers, and a necklace made of raw bacon. Oh, and despite all that he's been romantically linked to some of Hollywood's most beautiful women.
Then in 1993, he legally changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. So everyone had to call hims "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince." Then, in 2000, he changes his name back to Prince which means that now he's The Artist Formerly Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
When Prince wrote the song "(There'll Never B) Another Like Me" he wasn't kidding.
Well, at least the rumors that he is part Jewish turned out to be false...