Well if you were wondering how big the news of Prince’s death is check this, MTV is doing something the haven’t done in FOREVER, they are actually playing music videos again.
At 1:57pm, MTV halted its regular programming and started a marathon of Prince music videos.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 21, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2016
— billboard (@billboard) April 21, 2016
I honestly can’t remember the last time I even switched to MTV. We’re talking over a decade. Probably more. Once they switched to the Real World, Road Rules, Jersey Shore, Teen Mom programming garbage I was gone.
MTV is heartbroken and in utter disbelief at the news that the world has lost Prince Rogers Nelson…(continued) pic.twitter.com/9hazMMdfdP
— MTV Communications (@MTVPress) April 21, 2016
MTV will continue to play music videos and memorable concert performances until 10 p.m. ET, to be followed by a special showing of Purple Rain. The music videos will continue after Prince’s autobiographical movie. And then at 12:30 a.m. ET Friday, Purple Rain will play on loop until 6 a.m.
Nice to see them remember where they came from!