The nasty business of picking on your own fans has just been raised to a whole new level. Prince, like Oasis and countless others before him, has been leaning on fans who've built websites. Now, though, he's launched a website to host an mp3 which goes a step futher, slagging off those fans - often by name, as Rolling Stone reports:
It must be quite difficult for Weemolicious, clearly something of an enthusiastic completist, having to decide if he wants to include a track which threatening to take them out.
We're still unable to decide if Prince believes Weemilicious to be a woman, or if he's just using 'being gay' as an insult. It's a calibration of how much of a knob he's being, in other words.
The real sting, though, for Prince is that the reaction of the few fans he hasn't yet alienated by deciding they're his enemies, is that they're pretty much agreeing that it's a shame he can't make music as good as this when he's recording for them, instead of against them.