Video: Papa

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1994: Loose! Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1994: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Papa! music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 3 April 1994
Producer(s): Information needed
Director: Parris Patton
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released:


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

Papa is a Prince / video that was aired as part of the The Beautiful Experience TV-special. It was shot in sequence with Loose! at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota or Glam Slam West, Los Angeles, California.

Unlike the other videos from The Beautiful Experience, which were shot in early 1994 specifically for this TV-special, Papa and Loose! come from another project. They were actually shot in June or July 1993 for another film about which little is known. Directed by Parris Patton, this mini-film starred Nona Gaye and Vanessa Marcil with scenes set in an underground club where Prince is the main attraction. The whole project was scrapped in favor of The Undertaker which stars Marcil only. It is not clear however if The Undertaker was a portion of this project, its continuation or a totally different one. The footage in Papa with Nona Gaye seems to come from the aborted 1993 film. Of note, the song Papa was also the title track of an EP that Prince worked on around that time, but remained unreleased.

Shot in mid 1993, between the Act I and Act II tours, Loose! and Papa foreshadow ’s post Act II tour band with only Michael B., Sonny T., Tommy Barbarella, Morris Hayes (who wears a chain-hat) and Mayte. It may or may not be a hint that this was the full band for the planned but never materialized Act III tour in Japan and Australia, but this is purely speculative.

The Papa video is a straightforward performance of the song in front of an audience. The track was included on Come, released a year after the shooting, but the video was not used as a promotional tool for the album.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
June-July 1993 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
or Glam Slam West, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Papa 2:55 The Beautiful Experience TV-special see The Beautiful Experience

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1994
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World