As you may have read, as part of their copyright crusade, Princeâ€™s legal staff recently demanded that all images of the Purple One be removed from specific fan Web pages. Several sites banded together to form Prince Fans United, there was a brief pause in the action and now â€¦ a diss track.
In response, Prince registered the Web domain name â€œPrincefamsunited.comâ€ and posted a seven-minute funk jam called â€œPFUnk,â€ alerting fans to its presence on fan site message boards. The song makes no secret of its target: â€œThe only reason you say my name is to get your fifteen seconds of fame, nobodyâ€™s even sure what you do,â€ Prince sings. â€œI donâ€™t care what people may say, I ainâ€™t gonna let it ruin my day.â€ Toward the end, Prince tells his fans, in his famed helium-like â€œCamilleâ€ voice, â€œI love all yâ€™all, donâ€™t you ever mess with me no more,â€ before taking out all his anger on his guitar. Prince goes as far as calling one person, likely a member of the PFU, â€œa big fat punk,â€ and threatens someone called â€œWeemoliciousâ€ by singing â€œLook here Weemolicious, you and your boyfriend, lemme tell you somethinâ€™ right now, you run up on me again with words or otherwise, Iâ€™mma knock both you punks out.â€ He also sings that he wants digital music to â€œdisappear.â€