Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Prince Approves of LeBron James’ Purple Rain Costume


*Kids aren’t the only ones to get excited about dressing up as their favorite Disney character or celebrity for Halloween.

Adults just may have more love for the holiday than children seeking sweet treats from strangers – just ask LeBron James and his Cavaliers teammates, who held a festive Halloween bash over the weekend, with James stealing the spotlight in his eye-catching Prince costume.

Dressed in Prince’s signature purple, the 30-year-old star took the stage at his team’s Halloween bash to belt out a few classics including “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry” and “I Would Die 4 U,” Sports Illustrated reports.

Prince caught wind of LeBron’s turn up in his honor, and sent his approval via Instagram by sharing videos of James captioning the videos “The King James Version.”

As Page Six notes, LeBron certainly loved all the attention too, “About last night! The Artist Formerly Known As Prince graced the stage,” he captioned one collage. “Epic performance by the man himself! hahahaha.”

In September, Prince released his new album, titled “HitNRun Phase One,” exclusively through Jay Z’s Tidal. To celebrate the release of the album, Prince’s Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota hosted three consecutive nights of dance parties featuring live music and DJs. While Prince only attended and performed at one of the parties, he did release a statement prior to the events about his Tidal partnership.

“After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry,” Prince said in a statement after entering into his Tidal partnership “Secondly, Tidal have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We’ve grown accustomed 2 and We’re Extremely grateful 4 their generous support. And lastly, in the tech-savvy, real-time world We all live in 2day, everything is faster. From its conception and that one & only meeting, HitNRun took about 90 days 2 prepare its release. If that’s what freedom feels like, HitNRun is what it sounds like.

Check out LeBron as his Royal Purple Highness below:

#Repost @prince ・・・ THE KING JAMES VERSION

A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

#Repost @prince ・・・ THE KING JAMES VERSION I guess I got the approval! #TheTruth A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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