Prince Makes It Purple Rain On ‘Lopez Tonight’

For Prince fans, last night was like Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, our birthdays, and winning the lottery all rolled into one when the man, the myth, the legend took over Lopez Tonight to kick off his string of performances in Los Angeles. Prince's 21-night stand in LA for his Welcome 2 America Tour officially starts tonight at The Forum, but he gave television audiences an unprecedented look at his artistry in motion on the George Lopez exclusive. Performing three songs and even sitting down with George for a surprisingly lengthy interview, Prince shut it down last night, but he wasn't alone. His Purple Flyness brought Sheila E.; New Power Generation; singers Shelby J., Liv Warfield, and Elisa Dease; ballet dancer Misty Copeland; and DJ Rashida with him to turn that mother out. At 52 and looking damn near 25, Prince wore more glitter and sequins last night than you can find in any craft store while singing "Laydown" from last year's 20Ten to open the show, an incredible version of "The Beautiful Ones" featuring Copeland, and closing the show with a rousing rendition of D-Train's "You're The One For Me" showcasing the talents of Sheila and Shelby with Prince even breaking us off with a one-man drumline. This was the most epic hour of programming that's been on television in a minute. To see what you missed or to relive the magic in case you did see this when it first aired, watch Prince's performances below (before they get snatched offline, that is) and check him out looking like a sexy red velvet cupcake during his interview with Lopez after the bounce.

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