Video: Controversy

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1980: Dirty Mind Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1981: Sexuality

Controversy music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 1981
Producer(s): Paul Flattery
Director: Bruce Gowers
Related home video/DVD: The Hits Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 14 September 1993


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Controversy is a Prince video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

Shooting took place in October 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the same day as the Sexuality video (also directed by Bruce Gowers).

Of note, Controversy features the first appearance of Brownmark in a Prince video.

The video was included on The Hits Collection in 1993.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
October 1981 Unknown soundstage, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Paul Flattery - producer
  • Bruce Gowers - director
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Controversy 3:45 The Hits Collection (1993)

Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Dirty Mind
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1981