Prince has passed away and the world is in shock, mourning a music legend. The sports world has always had a connection to Prince and his music, never more so than when he took the stage for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI.
That night in Miami, Prince contended with a blinding downpour to deliver one of the most memorable performances in Super Bowl history. Whether you were a fan of his music or not, there is no question Prince slayed that night. He absolutely killed it. There he stood, on a stage in Miami, playing “Purple Rain” in a monsoon while just wailing on his guitar. It was one of those rare times a Super Bowl halftime show actually exceeded expectations.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at what happened that night: