Prince joins Twitter, goes crazy on tweets


The Minnesota music icon behind the classic song "Let's Go Crazy" is going crazy on Twitter.

Rolling Stone reports that Prince joined Twitter late Tuesday night and didn't take long to go on a tweet binge.

The Purple One's Twitter handle is Prince 3rdEyeGirl, and he has already amassed more than 49,000 followers ... and counting.

If you're following Prince and hope he will follow you back, don't get your hopes up: He is following no one.

Curiously, while the account has been active since January and several photos have been tweeted, several media outlets including Billboard and Slate are reporting that it's Prince who is doing the tweeting now.

Here's Prince's first "official" tweet, where he likens the moment to a sound check before a concert.

By joining Twitter, it appears that the Minneapolis musician has had a change of heart about the social media giant.

In March, his NPG record label filed a lawsuit against Twitter's video platform Vine, claiming that eight video clips on the service contained “unauthorized recordings” and “unauthorized synchronizations.” In a tweet Wednesday, in fact, he even tweeted a link to YouTube that contained a snippet of his new song "Groovy Potential."

For those skeptical that it's really Prince sending out the tweets, the account has been verified by Twitter.

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