Prince’s Death: 5 Intriguing Internet Conspiracy Theories (Video)

With questions still surrounding the “Purple Rain” singer’s death, the web has rushed forward to fill the void of information

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1. “The Simpsons” predicted Prince’s death. The 19th installment of the “Simpsons” staple “Treehouse of Horror” featured a segment in which family patriarch Homer Simpson offs a number of celebrities, including the Purple One, who Homer kills with the singer’s own uniquely shaped guitar. Some have taken this as evidence that the beloved animated comedy had foreknowledge of the singer’s demise, eight years before it actually occurred,apparently at the hands of the Illuminati.

2. Prince thought elevators were evil. In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” music executive L.A. Reid revealed that Prince once told him that the elevator was “the devil.” A spooky coincidence, given that Prince was found in the elevator of his Paisley Park home on the day of his death. Also giving fuel to internet chatter: The Prince track “Let’s Go Crazy,” which begins with a sermon-like speech and contains a line about the elevator trying to “bring you down.”

3.Prince predicted his own death. Prince had a brief and somewhat awkward involvement with social media. His last Instagram post shortly before his death contained a picture of him which reportedly also contained the since-deleted message, “Just When U Thought U Were Safe….” Prince was prone to mysterious pronouncements, and this one has been interpretated by the more conspiracy-prone corners of the internet to mean that he knew he was in danger.

4. Prince predicted his own death … again. During his final appearance, during a party at Paisley Park just after his reported treatment for an overdose and days before his death, Prince reportedly told attendees, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.” You can probably figure out where this is going.

5. Prince was offed after spreading the word about chemtrails. Ah, chemtrails; they’re like the conspiracy community’s own bat signal, streaking across the sky in a call to action. This interview, in which Prince discussed chemtrails, has sparked speculation that the Illuminati might have done him in.

Of course, if you want to be spoonfed what the MSM has to say about Prince’s death, watch TheWrap’s roundup of what news outlets have reported in the week since the “Purple Rain” singer died.