Attention all internet users: the internet is officially over. Move along. Nothing more to see here. The internet is now closed.
The artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince (or just “Prince”, for short) recently sat down for an interview with The Daily Mirror.
During said interview, Prince not only announced that his new CD “20TEN” will NOT be available on iTunes, but also said the internet is “over.”
“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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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.”
Yes, Prince has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and he’s even shut down his official website.
It’s really too bad because Prince was once a cutting-edge musician who liked to push the envelope. Now, he’s made himself look like a crotchety old man who doesn’t “get it” when it comes to the internet.
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