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Jimmy Fallon Just Covered A Prince Song, And Some Fans Aren’t Happy

Written by Tom Williams on November 24, 2017

It’s a known fact that you should generally stay away from covering Prince songs, but that hasn’t stopped American talk-show host Jimmy Fallon from singing one of The Purple One’s tracks with his Tonight Show band The Roots, which hasn’t gone down too smoothly.

Despite Fallon being a huge fan of Prince, his (probably lip-synched) performance of the 1984 Prince And The Revolution song ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ at today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has come off, well, a little crazy.

As Complex points out, a number of Prince fans have taken to Twitter to share their disapproval…

…while a small group have also defended Fallon:

While Fallon regularly performs alongside musical guests on The Tonight Show, we’re really hoping that Prince isn’t turning in his purple grave right now.

Watch Jimmy Fallon and The Roots perform ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade below, and see for yourself.

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