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:
PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET... TESTING 1, 2...& PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013
Or his second.
PRINCE'S 2ND TWEET.& PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013
Or, oh man, his third!
PRINCE'S 3RD TWEET: DID EYE ADD 2 MUCH PEPPER? pic.twitter.com/3jfe3rb41g-- PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013
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:
4 every1 asking me if those tweets were real on @3rdeyegirl. Yes. Does that mean he took over. Entire account? Doubt it.-- Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) August 14, 2013
Mr. Prince, eye have only one last suggestion 4 U: emojis.