Prince’s private estate, Paisley Park, was scheduled to officially open as a museum on Thursday, but plans changed when the city council of Chanhassan, Minnesota, voted to hold off on a zoning request that would allow the opening to proceed. It’s not all bad news, though, for Prince fans: The museum did get permission to open for three days of tours this month, and the Today Show’s Al Roker had a chance to look inside.
In addition to giving us a peek inside the Purple Rain room, which houses Prince’s instruments, Oscar, and a motorcycle from the film, Roker also toured Prince’s studio and revealed that before he died, the artist had been working on a jazz album, which will eventually be released. Roker also met the museum’s archivist, who catalogs Prince’s thousands of wardrobe items, and spoke to Prince’s sisters, Norrine and Sharon Nelson, about the museum. “It’s truly Prince,” said Norrine. “He thought all this through. He had a vision, and he finished it.”