See Prince and Jennifer Hudson Duet on 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

The Purple One retires 'fro in favor of fire shirt

Prince Jennifer Hudson Mary J Blige Nothing Compares
Prince before he lost the 'fro, wearing his fire shirt / Photo by Getty Images
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A new live clip of Prince's two-and-a-half-hour Tuesday night Chicago show reveals that the Purple One has already retired his throwback 'fro. We're kidding — hair today, gone tomorrow — the video actually captured a stunning duet between the Artist and soul singer Jennifer Hudson.

They traded lines for "Nothing Compares 2 U," a Prince original that was made famous by Sinéad O'Connor in 1990. He and funk vocalist Rosie Gaines recorded a live version of the track for his 1993 comp, The Hits/The B-Sides, but he probably wasn't wearing a nylon hellscape on his torso then.

As NME reports, Prince actually did the song on Saturday night with an assist from Mary J. Blige, but that video had been taken down. Shout to 2 Dope Boyz for finding this, and to the two white boys that offer key overdubs throughout. Watch while you can!

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