Howard Stern Slams Prince for Kardashian Stunt

Howard Stern / Prince performs at MSG on February 7, 2011 (Photo: Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic; Stern, Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2011; Prince)
Kevin O'Donnell

Howard Stern may call himself a Prince fan, but the shock jock wasn't thrilled with His Purpleness kicking Kim Kardashian off the stage at his Madison Square Garden gig Monday night.

On his XM radio show yesterday morning (via E! Online), Stern went straight for Prince's jugular over the stunt. "He seems to be an arrogant asshole lately," he said. "The guy is just weird, he gives concerts with the lights out."

At the show - the final one of his Welcome 2 America Tour - Prince unexpectedly pulled Kardashian on stage to dance, but when the reality show star stood motionless, the singer commanded, "Get off the stage!" (To be fair: Prince pulled a similar move with another female audience member that night.)

But Stern took issue with Prince's spontaneous move: "Apparently, she's supposed to dance like a stripper for him and she just stood there not knowing what to do. He throws her off the stage because she can't read fucking Prince's mind. He's a bullshit artist. I'm done with him."

Still, Prince ultimately made it up to Kardashian: He pulled her on stage once more towards the end of Monday's show. "This time I redeemed myself!" Kardashian Tweeted afterwards. "We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!"

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