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After news broke of rockstar Prince’s death Thursday, MTV cleared its entire schedule to play nothing but the Purple One’s music videos in tribute—but there was one exception.
A video by another prince managed to slip through the cracks: the Fresh Prince.
Around 5:55pm ET, the video for Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” reportedly played between Prince’s “New Power Generation” and “Controversy,” and Twitter immediately took note:
prince died & they playing will smith on mtv … wrong prince
— #Z I N E (@__trillgawdd) April 21, 2016
It seems like a clear backend error: Whoever was responsible for making an endless playlist of Prince videos searched “prince” in their database and accidentally added the Fresh Prince too, but MTV has yet to release any comment about the mixup.
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.