Prince Performs “Let’s Go Crazy” At ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Party: Watch
Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary party at New York’s Plaza Hotel was legendary. Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift jammed together. So did Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande. But the night ended in a bang when Prince took the stage to perform “Let’s Go Crazy” past 4 a.m.
SNL showed never-before-seen footage of that performance during its April 24 Prince tribute episode. You don’t see Dave Chappelle telling host Jimmy Fallon that Prince was there. You don’t see Jimmy calling Prince up to the stage: “Prince, if you’re in the room, I dare you to come up and sing with us.” But you do see Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph and Jimmy, starstruck, as they sang backing vocals.
Watch Prince perform “Let’s Go Crazy” at SNL‘s 40th anniversary performance up top. Below, see Jimmy Fallon tell the story of how that came to be.