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Weird Al Yankovic:

Prince Has No

Sense of Humor

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

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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."

Boom.

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Most H8d     

Bc you're gay!!! Prince is a ladies man

429 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

429 days ago
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Jay W.     

Weird Al... a stand up guy!

429 days ago
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Marty    

Al, Prince does too have a sense of humour. You have to have a sense of humour to wear a pair of pants with the ass cut out of em at an awards show.
I think you should do a whole CD of songs "UNAUTHORIZED".

429 days ago
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ACE DEUCEY    

There's a bit more to it than that. Why should Prince or anyone let Weird Al make money off of one of his tunes by trashing the song in everyone's memory?

429 days ago
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tom p    

Prince is a self-hating, gay-acting homophobic has-been. Suh-nap!

429 days ago
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Los Pepes    

I guess the fun of the joke goes over Princes head
I guess Prince is on Weird Als short list

429 days ago
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Lee    

Some of 'Weird Al's' spoofs are just downright stupid.

429 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

maybe because he knows you ruin their stuff seriously anyone can take the tune of a song and make spoof lyrics for it.what weird al does is nothing amazing.

429 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

There are no Prince songs worth doing a parody of.

429 days ago
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Leighton    

I wasn't aware Weird Ak was still around.

429 days ago
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JC30    

Prince has that unfortunate reputation for being an elitist and taking himself way too seriously, "The Artist Formerlly Known As...", anyone?
"Yankovic related one story where, before the American Music Awards where he and Prince were assigned to sit in the same row, he got a telegram from Prince's lawyers, demanding he not make eye contact with the artist."
Life is too short to be taken so seriously. And Weird Al's songs do nothing but bring MORE attention and revenue for the original recordings.

429 days ago
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eivissa    

He is 'PRINCE'
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No one would ever like Weird Al doing Prince.

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Weird Al could *NEVER* pull someone as cool as Prince off.

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Don't even try.

429 days ago
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exlax    

prince is yanking on his weird al or inserting his fingers in it trying to find some purple rain

429 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

i thought they bied of AIDS in the 90's

429 days ago
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