Prince once interrupted Questlove’s DJ set and insisted they watch ‘Finding Nemo’

Don't come between a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his Pixar.

 

Christine Friar

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Published Jan 21, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 8:13 am CDT

Imagine you’re at a party and Questlove is DJing. The music is bumping, everyone in the club is dancing. Suddenly, Prince appears with a Finding Nemo DVD in his hand. He wants the DJ set to stop so he can play the movie.

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It may sound ridiculous, but it actually happened back in 2004. 

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In a new webseries called Storyville for his site OkayPlayer, the legendary Roots drummer shares tales of noteworthy celebrity encounters he’s had over the years. This week, he explains how bringing a blind date to a Prince show ended up leading to one of the weirdest DJ sets of his life. 

It’s a lot like Pitchfork’s former Frames series, but with a focus on things that have happened to Questlove in his personal life. And we’ve already learned one important lesson: Don’t come between a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his Pixar

Screengrab via OkayPlayer/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2016, 8:21 pm CST