Page Six is reporting that Prince will perform on American Idol to boost sales of his album, 3121, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts last week.


It seems unlikely to me, but then again, the Purple One did perform on Saturday Night Live recently, presumably even hung around backstage playing a good sport as cast member Fred Armisen did his ruthlessly weird impression of him in a skit on the same show. So, who knows? Maybe Prince will muster up the courage to endure chit-chatting with Ryan Seacrest. Stranger things have happened. Like Under the Cherry Moon, for starters.