Prince is going to use the Internet like it's 1999. The enigmatic star shut down his Twitter and Facebook accounts this week and pulled many of his music videos from YouTube.
Prince created plenty of social media buzz last year when he joined Twitter under the handle @3rdeyegirl, posting such delightfully Prince-esque tweets as a photo of dark smoke with the caption "1st selfie." He also confounded fans in October with a three-hour Facebook Q&A, during which he answered only a single question — with a link.
On YouTube, there are only three videos left on his Vevo channel. They include the music video for "Breakfast Can Wait" -- a song that is not about the virtues of a late brunch -- and some other behind-the-scenes content.
So where has Prince gone? Some theorized that he will rejoin the social media world with a new project. Or, like a puff of velvet smoke, he could have disappeared from Facebook and Twitter forever. At least fans can still get their Prince fix by watching his epic eight-minute performance on SNL.