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Weird Al Yankovic:

Prince Has No

Sense of Humor

2/20/2013 2:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


It's the question Weird Al Yankovic fans have been asking for years -- Why won't Prince let him spoof any of his songs??

Well, now Weird Al is finally shedding some light on the topic ... saying the guy has no sense of humor.

Al was at LAX, where he explained that he ALWAYS asks for permission from the original artists before he spoofs a song ... but Prince has never given him the green light.

Yankovic said he isn't bothered by the rejection though -- saying, "There's plenty of enough people that HAVE a sense of humor."



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My husband has met Weird Al twice. He dressed as a stormtrooper on stage during Weird Al's "The Saga Begins" and says Weird Al is a very nice guy. And everytime that new car commercial with "Ridin Dirty" is on, all I can think of is Weird Al's "White and Nerdy"

574 days ago

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Prince? You mean the Artist Formally Known as Relevant???

574 days ago


Oh my God, I love Weird Al. Somewhat underrated guy. Fabulous musician and very good accordion player. This guy has got more talent in his pinky finger than all these so called hip hop or rap "artists".

574 days ago


I have to admit I side with him. Just try finding some Prince music on YouTube. It's all been removed by his people. He is very secluded and religious now apparently. What's the big deal, Prince? You had your moment to be in the spotlight.

574 days ago

Detective. LaToya    

Prince is such a loser who takes himself too seriously. All about his art and blah blah blah yet he was always second to Michael Jackson. And still is, even in MJ's death. F*ck Prince and his napoleon complex having ass-he needs to come out the closet too.

574 days ago

Morticia Cowghoul    

LOVE Weird Al. Also love Prince. But Prince does seem to take himself way too serious. Prince also has his lawyers sitting on YouTube too. Bummer.
Go Al Go.

574 days ago

Dell j    

Its all on pops I guess.pc 101 %

574 days ago


Ironic seeing Weird Al in the news like it's 1999

574 days ago


Weird Al doesn't need Prince's permission, song parodies are satire, he just does it as a courtesy. Man up, Al, tell Prince to go **** himself (or have one of his boy-toys do it for him) and do a parody anyway.

574 days ago


Prince is an icon and music genius. Michael Jackson was jealous enough to name his two sons after Prince. Prince has a sense of humor. He's laughing at Weird Al right now.

574 days ago


They are both cool in their own way. Prince is very private and that's okay. Does seem a little self absorbed. Weird Al is pretty funny and actually very professional.

574 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

Prince, is a musical-genius.
Weird Al, is a talented individual.
I respect them both - as artists.
The Cross By Prince
Official Music of The House of David

The House of David 2 Chronicles 13 Victory, is HERE:
NOW, The Most Holy Christ King Yeshua reigns!

574 days ago


Dave Chapelle spoofed the hell out of Prince. It was very funny. Wonder if Chapelle got permission.

574 days ago


Anyone else feel like watching UHF now?

574 days ago


that's what its like when the bar of soap flies(douve)

574 days ago
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