What a loss! ‘SNL’ has released some secret footage of Prince performing at an after party following their 40th anniversary show, and it’s absolutely epic! The axeman is surrounded by iconic stars from the show’s past, who just can’t believe what they’re witnessing. Click here to watch!
This must’ve been an epic after show! Wow, doesn’t this just prove how sorely Prince will be missed? Never-bef0re-seen footage of the “Purple Rain” star, who passed away aged 57 on Apr. 21, has been released by former cast member Tim Kazurinsky showing the legendary star launching into a surprise performance at an SNL after party surrounded by happy celebs.
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So, the party happened after the special 40th anniversary broadcast last year back in Feb., 2015. As you can imagine there was an all-star crowd in attendance, including Jimmy Fallon, Bill Murray, Emma Stone, Chris Rock, HAIM, Martin Short, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jim Carrey and so many more.
One of the very few things we learnt about that famous after party at the Plaza Hotel in NYC was that Prince put on a mesmerizing and impromptu show for all the guests, after rumor has it being invited onto stage by Jimmy, who was goaded into it by Dave Chappelle.
As Jimmy revealed on an episode of the Tonight Show later,“All of a sudden, the crowd parts and there’s purple smoke and the dude, just floating towards the stage,” he joked. In the clip you see Prince wielding a guitar before bursting into “Let’s Go Crazy” which has everyone going absolutely wild.
“The whole place came alive,” Questlove said. “Jay Z, Rihanna, everybody ran to the stage. It was a mosh pit of celebrities,” he added. But Jimmy had the final word, “It was one of the best nights of my whole entire life.”
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