Published Nov 25, 2014Old habits die hard. Prince used to be a notorious internet hater, but he seemed to finally warm up to the digital age in the last couple of years by joining Facebook, launching a Twitter account for his band 3RDEYEGIRL and posting material on YouTube. Now, he's gone back to his former ways by deleting his social media accounts.
Although Prince hasn't announced the reason for withdrawing from social media, followers who attempt to find his Facebook page are now directed back to the service's main page. And if you go to @3RDEYEGIRL on Twitter, you get a message saying, "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"
As for his YouTube account, it's now been scaled back to three videos: the Art Official Age track "Breakfast Can Wait," a behind-the-scenes clip for that same video, and a two-minute mini-doc (labelled as an "interview"). Previously, it was home to a number of songs from recent years.
It's unclear if all of this has anything to do with the hubbub surrounding Prince's recent Toronto disappointment, when 3RDEYEGIRL's Twitter account hinted that there might be a secret show in the city, but fans lined up only to be told that nothing was happening. And then there was his disastrous Facebook Q&A session.
For the meantime, Prince's websites for his albums Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum are still active. His albums are also still on Spotify.