Prince exploits meme with announcement of new solo album
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Prince is apparently getting his musical inspiration from Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit. Speaking to The Minnesota Star Tribune, Prince said that “This Could Be Us,” a track from a newly announced solo album, was named in reference to the #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin meme. Prince explained that he was inspired by a widely retweeted image taken from his 1984 film Purple Rain, showing him and co-star Apollonia Kotero on a motorcycle, with the words “This could be us… but you playin” emblazoned above and below their faces.