Breakfast Can Wait

"Breakfast Can Wait" is a song by American recording artist Prince. The single was released on February 5, 2013 on his website and was re-released on on August 17, 2013.

"Breakfast Can Wait"
Single by Prince
from the album Art Official Age
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
LabelNPG Records
Prince singles chronology
"Breakfast Can Wait"

The accompanying artwork for the single features comedian Dave Chappelle of Chappelle's Show dressed as Purple Rain-era Prince and serving pancakes, a scene from the 2004 sketch "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories".[2][3][4][5] In June 2014, Chappelle appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show and discussed the use of his image on Prince's single: "That's a Prince judo move right there. … You make fun of Prince in a sketch and he'll just use you in his album cover. … What am I going to do — sue him for using a picture of me dressed up like him? … That's checkmate right there."[6]

A remix EP, titled The Breakfast Experience, followed on October 24, 2013 on iTunes and on Amazon the next day. It was made available on on November 5, 2013. The song is included on Prince's thirty-fourth studio album, Art Official Age, which was released on September 30, 2014.

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was released on October 11, 2013. The video was directed by Danielle Curiel, a performer and part of the girl duo group Curly Fryz.[7][8]


Chart (2014) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 80
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 38


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  3. ^ Locker, Melissa (11 October 2013). "You Have To See This: Prince's "Breakfast Can Wait"". Time. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  4. ^ Lopez, Korina (11 October 2013). "Prince releases 'Breakfast Can Wait' music video". USA Today. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  5. ^ Ocko, Alex. "Dave Chappelle Appears on Prince's "Breakfast Can Wait" Artwork". okayplayer. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  6. ^ Staff, THR (14 June 2014). "'Tonight Show': Dave Chappelle Explains How Prince Used His Own Joke Against Him (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  7. ^ Ferreiro, Laura. "Prince Enlists Unknown Teenager to Direct "Breakfast Can Wait" Video". Yahoo Music. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  8. ^ Lewis, Randy (11 October 2013). "Watch Prince's new video 'Breakfast Can Wait'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Prince – Breakfast Can Wait" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Prince – Breakfast Can Wait" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved February 12, 2015.