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Prince Wins Internet With Dave Chappelle ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ Cover

Surprisingly social media-savvy Artist continues to show off wry sense of humor

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // August 19, 2013

Prince famously declared the Internet “completely over” a few years back, but the Purple One has proven to be a master of social media one-liners since joining Twitter last week. He’s already put over-eager journalists on blast (“slow news day?”), shared a “selfie” that was less an actual selfie and more of a commentary on selfies, teased a snippet of a new song (“Groovy Potential”), and tweeted this amazing photograph. More recently, the Artist has dropped another bit of self-aware/self-parodic brilliance: The cover art for single “Breakfast Can Wait,” featuring comedian Dave Chappelle dressed as Prince, presenting a plate of pancakes.

The lol-inducing image was inspired by Chappelle’s impersonation of Prince, which was highlighted during a 2004 sketch on the classic Chappelle’s Show. Watch that skit below, followed by a snippet of the funky “Breakfast Can Wait.” The full song is currently available for purchase through the 3rdEyeGirl website.