Prince performed for Madonna at Paisley Park
Madonna brought her Rebel Heart tour to St. Paul, Minn. Thursday night, but her night didn’t end after her epic, 22-song set at the city’s Xcel Energy Center. According to a report by local radio station The Current, the Material Girl stopped by Paisley Park — the home of Prince’s recording studio — for a concert in the wee hours of the morning.
The Current’s reporter, Andrea Swensson, says that about 60 people — about half of them civilians and half of them from Madonna’s own dance troupe — attended the event, which began as a dance party but evolved into a Prince concert shortly after 2 a.m.
“I had expected [Madonna] to hang back a bit, or maybe be sitting in her roped-off area, but once I stepped a little closer to the stage I realized that she was not only in the front row, but had perched on the edge of the stage at Prince’s feet, looking up at him adoringly as he sang,” wrote Swensson, adding that Prince “seemed a little awestruck by Madge, appearing nervous as he flitted around the stage to different instruments and taking great care to get the lighting, sound, and chord changes just right.”