Prince Disses Internet with Newspaper Album Release

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Celebrities arrive at the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2010 Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week. (Photo Agency)more pics »It looks like Prince is taking his feud with the Internet seriously. Two months after he declared the Internet "completely over" (Who does he think he is? Jay-Z?), he's releasing his new album for free in London's Daily Mirror, with no plans ready to release it online.

Prince was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the BET Awards. (Getty Images)
The album, 20Ten, will be distributed in copies of the Mirror on Saturday even though it won't be available for purchase anywhere on the Internet, and it currently has no U.S. release date. In May he explained to the Mirror his thoughts on the World Wide Web.

"The Internet's completely over," he said. "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.

"The Internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."

Don't worry Prince fans, you'll surely be able to listen to 20Ten soon enough when it leaks online.

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