Videodrone: What Not To Expect From Prince’s Super Bowl Performance

Dec 11th, 2006 // 6 Comments

Today the NFL announced that Prince will play the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 4, and the AP story–which mentioned the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” and Mick Jagger-bleeping of recent years–made us fondly recall Prince’s scorching performance of “Gett Off” at the 1991 Video Music Awards. The Purple One’s backless costume alone would probably make today’s seven-second-delay operators keel over.

Gett Off (Live at the Video Music Awards, 1991) [YouTube]
Purple Rain in Miami? Prince to sing at Super Bowl [AP/ESPN, via Can't Stop The Bleeding]


  1. brainchild

    i’m just glad they finally picked someone that can put on a good all around show. the Stones are great and all, but umm it’s like watching zombies on stage.

  2. Anonymous

    okay, so it’s not the national anthem, but it’s close enough. my prayers have been answered!

    but seriously – i want to hear him do the nat’l anthem.

  3. wernert

    I wonder how much those dancers were paid?

  4. KidTJ

    I’m sure he’ll play “Sexy MF”. Entire networks will then be shut down.

  5. Hestika

    Darling Nikki

  6. antistar

    No disrespect(sic), but this is actually fairly old news. This was announced back in the summer. It should be really good. He rarely disappoints on the big stage, especially when he’s playing guitar.

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