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I Just Found Out That Prince's Favorite Color Wasn't Even Purple And Now I Need To Be Comforted

But, what color is rain now??

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Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Prince was one of the greatest artists of all time! One of the best artists of all time!

While I enjoy all of the hits, including "I Wanna Be Your Lover," "1999," "Kiss," and "When Doves Cry," there's one song that's just a little more iconic than all the rest.
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While I enjoy all of the hits, including "I Wanna Be Your Lover," "1999," "Kiss," and "When Doves Cry," there's one song that's just a little more iconic than all the rest.

Hint: It's "Purple Rain."

Which was also a rock musical and album, in case you were wondering.
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Which was also a rock musical and album, in case you were wondering.

Ever since its release, Prince has been associated with the color purple, because DUH.

I mean, what color is his suit? Purple. What about his guitar? Oh yeah, purple. The stage? PURPLE.
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I mean, what color is his suit? Purple. What about his guitar? Oh yeah, purple. The stage? PURPLE.

Just try to tell me something different. I dare you.

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Well fam, it looks like the joke is on us and that everyone everywhere was apparently WRONG.

In a recent interview with The Evening Standard, Prince's sister Tyka Nelson revealed that purple wasn't Prince's favorite color at all!

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  1. But, before I tell you what it was and shatter everything that you thought was true, why don't you try to guess for yourself?

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    Red
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    Red
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    Orange
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    Pink
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    Pink
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    Yellow
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    Yellow
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    Green
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    Green
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    Blue
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    Blue
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    Black
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    Black
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    White
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    White
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    Gold
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    Gold
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But, before I tell you what it was and shatter everything that you thought was true, why don't you try to guess for yourself?
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Alright, moment of truth. Nelson said, "The stand out piece [of his collection] for me is his orange Cloud guitar. It is strange because people always associate the color purple with Prince, but his favorite color was actually orange.”

I don't care what you say, "Orange Rain" does not have as good a ring to it.
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I don't care what you say, "Orange Rain" does not have as good a ring to it.

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