Love 2 The 9’s is a Prince and the New Power Generation video released for broadcast that was first aired as part of the Act I TV-special. A single was planned for release in 1993 but canceled in favor of The Morning Papers.
Directed by Parris Patton, the performance video of Prince and The NPG was shot at Paisley Park Studios Chanhassen, Minnesota, in 1992. The band is performing as part of a photo shoot when Mayte enters the studio. As part of the 3 Chains O’ Gold/ Act I narrative she plays the part of the Egyptian princess. Mayte is garbed in a niqab at first and gradually disrobes to reveal a sexy outfit. Eventually she starts to dance with the band and perform her part.
Some pictures taken by Randee St. Nicholas during the shooting were actually used for promotional purposes.
The video was included on the 3 Chains O’ Gold home video.