12 Wildest Prince Moments
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Prince circa 1987 CROLLALANZA/REX/Shutterstock

"I’m no different to anyone," Prince humbly told NME in 1996. The world begs to differ. Throughout his storied career, the late icon bucked trends, overhauled tradition, reinvented fashion and never let public opinion get in the way of his flamboyant talent – all while writing, playing and performing some of the most indelible anthems in the pop canon. He was a force of nature in purple and paisley, and his life was like a series of grand adventures, experiments, missteps and the occasional (OK, frequent) detour into full-on eccentricity. These moments helped make Prince who he was, and his music what it will always be. Here are 12 of Prince's wildest moments, both onstage and off.