- Prior the show, the video of Betcha By Golly Wow! was premiered to the attendants.
- The show was filmed, and used as a live broacast for MTV, BET and VH1 networks.
- Press release (NPG Records: 22 November 1996):
"The Freedom Train Rolls In Minneapolis; Live Performance And Video Simulcast Via Satellite."
"Chanhassen, Minneapolis - "Free at last! Free at last! God Almighty, we’re free at last!" was the chant that began the birth of the Emancipation era. Broadcast live around the world by MTV, VH1 and BET in a rare show of cross-network unity, delighted millions with a liberating performance at his Paisley Park Studios. celebrating both his artistic freedom and the November 19th release of his new album Emancipation on NPG records, and his four-piece New Power Generation band performed selections from the new album on a heavenly all-white soundstage. The half-hour long set included new album tracks "Jam Of The Year", Joan Osborne’s ”One Of Us", and "Get Your Groove On", as well as old favorites "Purple Rain" and "If I was Your Girlfriend". The video for the first single, "Betcha By Golly Wow" (directed by ) kicked off the broadcast. Among those swaying in gleeful attendance and snacking on ’s favorite cereal (Cap'n Crunch) were Boyz II Men, Donatella Versace, Phish, Bill Bellamy, Mavis Staples and D'Angelo."
"At a press conference following his performance, commented:"
"The whole process of this record was different. I’m a free man, I’m a happy man, I’m a married man and I’m a clear man. All the tracks on this record are free, happy and clear. making this record was uplifting for me."
"Emancipation is ’s historic celebration of personal freedom, the album he states he was "born to make", times three: three discs, three hours of love, sex and liberty".