Prince has given one of the most idiotic quotes I’ve ever read. It’s as stupid as a dozen Megan Fox quotes stuck together. In his words, which were repeated for the amusement of Boing Boing, Prince claims that the whole of the silly Internets are going to go KABOOM… and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. It should be noted that the quotes are from The Mirror, but they’re good enough for Boing Boing so I’m going to take them at face value for now. To summarise, Prince says he hates the evil Internets and is going to kill the whole thing with fire.
[Prince] explains that he decided [his new] album will be released in CD format only in the Mirror. There’ll be no downloads anywhere in the world because of his ongoing battles against internet abuses. Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website. He says “The internet’s 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. The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” [Boing Boing, The Mirror]
For those in the UK, Prince’s new album 20TEN will be free only in Saturday July 10, 2010′s Daily Mirror. It’ll be leaked online just hours later for sure though. Ha.
Image credit to ANG/Fame Pictures.