August 2, 2007 1:26

Prince takes a swipe at Madonna during London show

He also plays tribute to Gnarls Barkley

Prince takes a swipe at Madonna during London show
Prince took a swipe at Madonna during his gig tonight (August 1) at the O2 Stadium in London.

The show was the first of the 21 nights of the hits tour he will play at the former Millennium Dome.

Before playing 'Black Sweat' he announced: “I got so many hits y'all can't handle me. I got more hits than Madonna's got kids.”

During the stunning show his band, with vocalist Shelby J taking lead, did a version of 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley.

The show began with 'Purple Rain' which saw his dancers Twinz dressed in shocking pink and waving purple flags around the stage which was shaped like his trademark symbol.

Prince told the crowd: “London I am here...Did you miss me?”

During 'Musicality' members of the crowd got up stage. After the song finished he said: “How did you like the stage? I just got it. It's sexy right? We're playing real music - there are no loops.

“I didn't sleep last night...I was just so excited to come here tonight.”

The stunning show reached its emotional climax when he came back onstage for a third encore, walking through the crowd to get there surrounded by several bodyguards.

Accompanied only by an electrical guitar he played a stop-start version of 'Little Red Corvette', followed by 'Raspberry Beret' and 'Sometimes It Snows In April'.

He played:

'Purple Rain'
'Girls & Boys'/'DMSR'
'U Got The Look'
'I Feel for You'
'What A Wonderful World'
'Somewhere Here On Earth'
'Black Sweat'
'If I Was Your Girlfriend'
'Pink Cashmere'
'The One U Wanna C'
'Come Together'
'Take Me With U'
'Planet Earth'
'Crazy'/'One Nation Under A Groove'
'Nothing Compares 2 U'
'Let's Go Crazy'
'Little Red Corvette'
'Raspberry Beret'
'Sometimes It Snows in April'
'A Love Bizarre'/ 'Le Freak'

Prince continues his residency tomorrow night (August 2).

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