No little red Corvette or even doves crying.
No, when the artist formerly known by that weird symbol – Prince – gave up his famous aversion to the Internet and joined the Twitter world Tuesday night, he did it by posting a photo of his dinner salad.
Read the caption: “Did Eye Add 2 Much Pepper?”
He’s tweeting from an account named after his latest band,3rdEyeGirl
The account has been active for a while, long enough to attract more than 43,000 followers. But fans knew it was actually Prince Tuesday night when he posted his first official tweet: “PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET... TESTING 1, 2...”
Then came the salad pic, a moody selfie of smoke billowing against a purple (of course) backdrop and a link to a snippet of a new song called “Groovy Potential.”
Prince fans can hardly believe what’s happening.
“Prince is on! breathe...I feel like I'm back at the Alger theater in #Detroit about to see #PurpleRain for the 1st time!” gushed Legalogy Law Chicago (@legalogy).
“When I found out Prince was on Twitter I got butterflies like I saw him at my door thru the peep hole. (sports silly grin)” tweeted firstname.lastname@example.org (@yorhyness).
“You guys. PRINCE HAS A TWITTER. No wonder it’s so cold in stl. Hell froze over,” tweeted Stasha (@bellagoth).