Prince was taken from the entertainment world too soon at the age of 57, but leaves behind a legacy of truly badass moments.
What does someone like Prince do when an A-lister isn't dancing to his liking? Straight up kicks them offstage! In 2011, Prince told Kim Kardashian to get off his stage because she wasn't dancing enough. "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!" she later tweeted.
In 1993, the music icon took a stand against Warner Bros. Music by changing his name from Prince to "the Love Symbol."
Who else can take the stage with the likes of Tom Jones, Quincy Jones and Diana Ross and still look cool as hell while offering the legends a lick of his lollipop?
Photos of Prince sitting court side at a Golden State Warriors game earlier this year lit the Internet on fire because no one took their eyes off him the entire night. And all he did was arrive and sit down. That's a true badass.
Did you know Prince was a high school basketball star? The photo of him giving sex eyes to the camera while sporting a basketball uniform is such a badass image, and one we'll never be able to forget.
There are probably three people in the world who can share the stage with Beyonce and manage to outshine her. Prince was definitely one of those people.
In 2010, Prince declared that the Internet was "completely over" and pulled his music off of streaming services like Spotify. He later told The Guardian he did it to make a point about artist royalties and fair pay in the digital music world.
Back in 2006, when American Idol was still the highest-rated show on television, the finale was being watched by over 40 million viewers. Reportedly, Prince didn't even rehearse his performance of "Lolita" and "Satisfied." He showed up minutes before he was scheduled, rocked the house and then promptly walked offstage and out the door. The only thing he didn't do was drop the mic.
Basically any time Prince wore anything, he was being a badass. He didn't follow anyone's rules when it came to fashion; he was his own trendsetter.
The best part about Prince's cameo on New Girl is that it was his idea! He contacted Fox and told them he was a huge fan of the Zooey Deschanel-led comedy and obviously, if Prince calls you about your show, you immediately write him a part. And yes, he's a total Jess-Nick shipper.
When Prince waltzed onstage at the 2015 Grammys, he shut that room down. The crowd and the Internet literally lost their mind. But our favorite moment was the epic side-eye he threw at everyone. It's still one of our favorite GIFs of all time.
When you think about the best Super Bowl Halftime performances of all time, Prince's set of his biggest hits at Super Bowl 41 should be at number one. Always. He played "Purple Rain" in the pouring rain! It just doesn't get cooler than that.
Prince traveled all over the world for his career, but he always left his heart in his birthplace of Minneapolis. And even though he could afford a giant mansion in Los Angeles or a penthouse in New York City, he chose to call Minnesota home.