Prince Joins Twitter, Makes It 1,000 Percent More Funky

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Aug. 14 2013 11:37 AM

Prince Joins Twitter, Makes It 1,000 Percent More Funky

Prince in Purple Rain
He would tweet 4 U

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Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

In a development that instantly makes Twitter at least 1,000 percent more funky, the one and only Prince has joined Twitter. And he is, of course, already better at it than the rest of us.

Observe, for example, his first tweet:

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Or his second.

Or, oh man, his third!

You might think it’d take some time for him to find the Twitter version of his persona—even the best of us tend to pass through a phase of overusing hashtags, making lame jokes about the 140 character limit, and so on—but you’d be wrong. This is Prince. And he has always curated the ultimate persona of self-aware perfection

His Royal Purpleness even took the ultimate #Prince selfie:

Questlove, who is a friend of Prince, confirmed that it was him, though it’s unclear if he’ll at some point relinquish the reins to his band mates:

Mr. Prince, eye have only one last suggestion 4 U: emojis.