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Thread started 05/02/16 11:00am

LeeChristmas

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The time Prince turned up at a fashion award ceremony in a fake beard and flat cap?

Hi, 9 year lurker, first time poster here. I'm hoping somebody may have some more info/pictures/video of one of the funniest Prince moments that I can (kinda) recall. As far as I remember he received an award for Best Dressed Male, from GQ or Vanity Fair or somewhere, and he turned up at the ceremony in an old coat, fake beard and flat cap. No I'm not crazy, but the only evidence that I've ever seen of this is a picture of him behind a mic stand and an animated gif of him winding down his car window, shaking his fist, and the window winding back up. Sadly I can't currently find either of these. Does anybody remember this? I could of course have the details very wrong but this is the place to ask. Thanks!

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Reply #1 posted 05/02/16 11:17am

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This is how he looks in the video to Come On in 1998. You'll find the arm shaking gif originates from this. I'm guessing you can find it online now that the floodgates have opened. If nowhere else, it's shown on the Tavis Smiley 1998 interview which is on YouTube.
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Reply #2 posted 05/02/16 11:44am

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McD said:

This is how he looks in the video to Come On in 1998. You'll find the arm shaking gif originates from this. I'm guessing you can find it online now that the floodgates have opened. If nowhere else, it's shown on the Tavis Smiley 1998 interview which is on YouTube. [Edited 5/2/16 11:20am]

Yes that's it, thank you! Just watched it on YouTube, I've been catching up with some of his lesser seen videos but had missed this one. Prince dressed as an old busker getting into all kinds of mischief in a London park, it's hilarious!

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Reply #3 posted 05/02/16 11:48am

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Image result for prince in disguise

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #4 posted 05/02/16 11:50am

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Let's forget the bad Prince. Tora, Tora, nah.

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Reply #5 posted 05/02/16 12:07pm

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paulludvig said:

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Yeah that's the picture! Any idea if it's an outtake from the Come On video or if he really did go to a fashion awards dressed like this?

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Reply #6 posted 05/02/16 12:10pm

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I remember seeing a video of this award show years and years ago. It did happen I just dont remember when/where.

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Reply #7 posted 05/02/16 12:12pm

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If I recall correctly, he was giving out a comedy award to Chris Rock. The audience appeared really confused.

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Reply #8 posted 05/02/16 12:17pm

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LeeChristmas said:

paulludvig said:

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Yeah that's the picture! Any idea if it's an outtake from the Come On video or if he really did go to a fashion awards dressed like this?

GQ magazine's third annual Men of the Year Awards in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998.

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Reply #9 posted 05/02/16 12:34pm

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Could someone tell us where to find it? I would love to see it again.

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Reply #10 posted 05/02/16 1:34pm

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isobelfq said:

Could someone tell us where to find it? I would love to see it again.


The only link I could find that works: http://v.youku.com/v_show...5ODA0.html cool

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Reply #11 posted 05/02/16 2:33pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

isobelfq said:

Could someone tell us where to find it? I would love to see it again.


The only link I could find that works: http://v.youku.com/v_show...5ODA0.html cool

Brilliant, thank you! He had such a brilliant sense of humour, watching things like this and when he dressed up as Bryant Gumbel are greatly comforting at this time wildsign

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Reply #12 posted 05/02/16 4:04pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

isobelfq said:

Could someone tell us where to find it? I would love to see it again.


The only link I could find that works: http://v.youku.com/v_show...5ODA0.html cool

This link isn't working for me. Am I the only one having trouble?

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Reply #13 posted 05/02/16 4:08pm

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paulludvig said:

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he looks like cat stevens or something. sheesh eek

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Reply #14 posted 05/02/16 4:15pm

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paulludvig said:

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Looking like Cornel West lol

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Reply #15 posted 05/04/16 8:50am

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I dont understand why he didnt keep this look under wraps. a great disguise to walk around in. Or put him in a wheelchair with a bodyguard pushing him around the mall of america. you wouldnt look twice.

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Reply #16 posted 05/04/16 9:07am

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paulludvig said:

Image result for prince in disguise

Didn't he appear somewhere in a park dressed like this, saying something like "I got the butter for your muffin, but I'm too old to hold the knife"?

If memory serves me well, it was in London, 2007.

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