Prince joined Twitter last summer, and he signed up for Facebook this year to participate in an ill-fated fan Q&A session in which he only answered one question. Now his experiment with social media appears to be coming to an end. NME reports that the Purple One has deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts and pulled his music off YouTube. The Princevevo account now includes only three clips: the “Breakfast Can Wait” video, a behind-the-scenes piece on “Breakfast Can Wait,” and a short interview segment. No reason was given for Prince’s social media exodus, but I have to wonder if his departure from YouTube has to do with Irving Azoff’s initiative to get songwriters better compensation. Azoff and other industry figures such as Garth Brooks have criticized YouTube’s royalty payouts in recent weeks.
Watch Prince’s triumphant SNL jam session here.
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