A viral video of Prince shooting hoops during his own concert has lead to fans revisiting Charlie Murphy‘s infamous story about playing him in a game of basketball.
Prince just hitting a quick jumper mid concert pic.twitter.com/iyvAdgj4XM
— (@freezep0p) March 18, 2021
The video was shared Thursday afternoon, and shows the late musician stepping away from his band as they play “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” to shoot a quick jumper on a basketball court near the stage. (The clip is apparently from a 1988 performance, according to this YouTube video.) Seeing him pull off the shot in an outfit reminiscent of the one Dave Chappelle wore in his Chappelle’s Show skit, fans now have no doubt that Murphy actually lost to Prince.
In case y’all ever doubted Charlie Murphy’s story.
Game. Blouses. https://t.co/20rQ6oWTvX
— Christina Patrice (@mane_objective) March 18, 2021
Bruh this one clip makes the Charlie Murphy story hit that much harder. Especially when he spun the ball on his fingers lmao https://t.co/SxuMPnUwkM
— If You Know You Know (@ChampIAN_33) March 18, 2021
Love knowing that those Dave Chappelle charlie Murphy skits was true https://t.co/0h7eXmSKzq
— Lil “YFR” Tavis (@LILTAVlS) March 18, 2021
As the late comedian shared in his True Hollywood Stories about the Purple One, he was beaten in a pick-up basketball game by Prince and the Revolution, which he jokingly referred to as “shirts versus blouses.” Well, blouses won, and after losing Prince reveled in the win by serving Murphy pancakes.
Eddie Murphy recently offered a play-by-play of the game during an appearance on The Tonight Show, admitting this his brother’s hilarious account of the moment was spot-on.
“We had on club clothes and Prince had on that outfit that was in the ‘Kiss’ video, where he had the little short shirt and the leather jacket with the buttons. He had that outfit on and a little gold chain around his waist,” Murphy recalled, before saying that Prince and his team “beat the f**k out of us.”