MTV accidentally played the wrong Prince during their memorial marathon. Execs just don't understand.
After reports that music icon Prince's death were confirmed, MTV did a surprisingly cool thing by canceling all of their regularly scheduled programming to air an all-day Prince music video marathon. They even made their logo purple in memory of the late musician.
It was a relief for many, considering that "Music Television" hardly plays any music nowadays, but instead runs TV shows about pregnant teenagers and other stuff like that. However, despite the best intentions of yesterday's marathon, a certain video popped up that was definitely not like the others.
It's been so long since MTV played music videos, they forgot that Prince and Fresh Prince are two different people pic.twitter.com/R6PzSn6KTE— April (@AprilTara) April 21, 2016
Whoops. Wrong Prince! People mourning the loss of Prince were caught off guard by suddenly hearing the song "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble" by The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff (yeah, the one that references false rape accusations) in the middle of the tribute.
So how did this happen? People have their theories.
Um...someone at MTV searched the "Prince" archives and now we've got Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.— Amanda Rykoff (@amandarykoff) April 21, 2016