Prince Wages War On The Internet And Shuts His Website Down

- By Bossip Staff

Your Purple Highness is on a rampage. Prince has decided to wage a war against the internet by removing any trace of himself from the World Wide Web. Pop it to see why…

The androgynous master of music has declared the internet dead. In a recent interview with The Mirror, Prince lashed out against the internet in true old-head fashion.

“The internet is completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.”

He went on to say: “The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.

Prince also criticized the advent of gadgets and computers: “All these computers and digital gadgets are no good.

“They just fill your head with numbers and that cant be good for you.”

Prince has taken his war against the internet one step further by shutting down his official website. His battle began in 2007 when he famously announced his intention to file lawsuits against eBay, YouTube and the Pirate Bay for the misuse of his music. Ever since he has banned such sites from using his music in any fashion and refused to work with legal paid-for options like iTunes, 7Digital or eMusic.

His new album is his 27th release and may be distributed via Warner Brothers in the US – but there will be no downloads available in the world.

The next time you want to party like it’s 1999, you’re gonna have to take yo bootleggin’ a** to the store and BUY the album.

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  • Mystyri

    HE LOOKS LIKE RIHANNA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Nicole The Nympho: Leela James' Album Is Great!

    i can kinda see where he’s coming from but no matter what he does it still wont stop people

  • ThatBKChick

    I don’t blame Prince not one bit. This is why this man always get my respect. He will not bow down to the Music Devils that steals people’s souls for penny’s on the dollar. Do your thank Your Royal Purpleness!!!

  • Virginia News

    Eh, he’s just on his period. He pulled the same Goodbye Cruel World in regards to rap. Two albums later, guess what’s all over his music? He’ll be back.

  • http://logicvigilante.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/kanyewestentourage1.jpg Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators

    LOL, that’s funny…

    I remember when he said years ago that he’s going to revolutionize how music is sold and that was going to via the internet, SMH…

  • Hannibal

    PRINCE IS THE REAL KING OF POP, NOT THAT CHILD MOLESTER WACKO JACKO!

  • drenk

    seems like a losing battle, one things for sure, we;ve never gone backward technologically, so dead or not, the internet is here to stay

  • southern twist

    he is way way to full of himself! enough said!

  • B3 Fearless

    It’s not about being full of himself.

    I respect what he’s trying to do.

    He works hard to write, create and produce his own music and after putting in the time to make quality music he wants to make sure all of the revenue is coming directly to him.

    He’s trying to cut out all of the middle men.

    Continue doing you Prince!

  • MsDtown

    I want Prince to be my bff

  • ReALiSt AKA ReALeSt (DeDiCaTiNg Da ReSt Of My LiFe 2d BLaCk RaCe!! BLaCk PoWeR!!!)

    @Hannibal
    7/6/10, 11:01:AM
    PRINCE IS THE REAL KING OF POP, NOT THAT CHILD MOLESTER WACKO JACKO!
    =================================================
    STFU!!! This dude Prince is deluded – I’ve never been a fan and, will never be a fan.. His music su.cks to me… Though, I have my problems with Michael Jackson – he’s not on the same level as Prince…. F*ck Prince and, his cartoon top!!

  • B3 Fearless

    The only question I have is how does he expect to get his latest album exposed to many?

    Then again he has an establsihed fan base and if they really want it they will probably buy it.

    We shall see.

    I’m SMH at the other quotes from him though.

  • Nellie08

    @ Mystyri

    That was halirious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally agree.

    Awwww. Well why don’t he talk to his master and stop complaining to the public! He just want people to buy his music of course but guess what….. NOT MY PROBLEM! NEXT!!!!!!!!!

  • southern twist

    well i am one person who will NOT buy his album!

  • Black Admiral

    Funny he was one of the first people to sel his music just thru a didgital realease now he deads it…Prince knows something we don’t…

  • Lisa

    Kudos to Prince! This is why artists of today are BROKE and not selling music the way they use to. Too many people/entities cutting into their revenue and people getting stuff for free via the internet. I don’t blame him one bit.

  • juliemango

    Quite the challenge for Prince, I have yet to read my Ebony so hopefully he spoke on this topic of technology\music with the interviewer!!!

  • Sha

    I love him… 🙂

  • Black Admiral

    What he means is Black People have a natural affinity for Math and Science and shouldn’t let technology affect the way we use our brain….We’ve become to relaint on sources other than natural ones…hence BP…..Prince produced and wrote his own music and palyed most of the instruments, he should share his money with ?

  • Hannibal

    @NICOLE

    F*UCK YOU, TOO! YOU ARE A WOMAN, I DIDN’T GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO SPEAK, SO STFU!

  • shut the fu*ck up

    can I speak

  • Glok...Im in love wit Mary Jane !!

    PRINCE KNOW SOMETHING HE NOT SHARING WITH US ,…THIS CAT PREDICTED THE 9/11 INCIDENT LONG BEFORE IT HAPPENED,..AND HE SPOKE ON THEM CHEMTRAILS,…THIS CAT MAYBE FUNNY AND GAY LOOKING, BUT HE SPEAK ON SOME REAL DEEP CHIT!

  • Nicole

    HANNIBAL, you can kiss my black a.ss you hoe a.ss punk!

  • Hannibal

    @shut the fu*ck up

    YOU MAY SPEAK, SINCE YOU ASKED! BUT NEXT TIME YOU ASK, YOU MUST ASK LIKE THIS, “MAY I PLEASE SPEAK, MASTER HANNIBAL?”

  • Nicole

    HANNIBAL- Go tell your mamma to STFU and kiss my black a.ss you hoe a.ss n.igga!

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