17 Year Old Prince Is Cooler Than You Will Ever Be

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | February 18, 2014 | Comments ()


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Apropos of absolutely nothing (except my love for you all and a desire to bring joy to your lives), here are some pictures of Prince when he was 17.

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Prince (then Prince Rogers Nelson) is notorious for having a no-camera rule when he’s around. These pictures were taken as part of a press kit to send to recording companies. Only 15 copies of the kit were made and distributed.

The photographer, Robert Whitman, later said of the photos “I had no idea what I was doing—I had Prince kneeling by this awful furniture and blowing bubbles. I was trying everything I could think of.” Prince? Blowing bubbles? There is nothing about this that would make me NOT sign him to a record deal.

The photographs will be on display at a gallery in Los Angeles starting next week, so if you need me you know where you can find me (drooling, happy-crying, in a corner).

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Via LAist.


Vivian Kane thinks that heaven is a place where Prince is sitting around, blowing bubbles all the time. Jake Johnson is there too.



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • janeite1900

    Is he carrying a comb in the third picture. If so, it is scary.

  • kali yuga

    Yeah, not so cool anymore. I wonder what his 17 year old self would say about his uber-rich 55 year old self trying to sue his fans for $22 million. Pathetic.

  • AvaLehra

    This here is straight up hand porn, because that man has always had the BEST looking hands.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    85 year old Prince will be cooler than I have ever been.

  • kayemcee

    He looks exactly the same as he does now!

    Damn! Why can't I look like I did at 17?

  • BWeaves

    That's what I was thinking.

  • AvaLehra

    Damn straight.

  • Is it just me, or does he look a lot like Leon Phelps, The Ladies Man in those pictures? I wonder if Mr. Nelson is willing to go on the radio, because he might have all the answers to your romantic queries.

  • cox

    that is one tiny loincloth!

  • BWeaves

    Ah loincloth. I was going to call it a penis belt.

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