On Monday, Capital One unveiled a commercial promoting its “Savor Credit Card”, and used what is arguably Prince’s most popular song.
The song choice is controversial due to the fact that Prince has always been a strong advocate of music rights, and was very ruthless about limiting his music work being presented on the internet.
Some are musing that Prince would have never wanted this and that the owners of the estate are selling him out.
I am positive #Prince will never allow his music to be played over a commercial let alone a Capital One credit card one. At this point the “family” is simply just selling out for the money. #LetsGoCrazy #CapitolOne #emmys
Here are some more of the reactions on Twitter.
Prince sacrilege aside, “Let’s Go Crazy” is a terrible message for a credit card commercial.
Apparently “Let’s Go Crazy” is being used in a credit card advert for Capital One. I understand the need to make money, but it seems fairly obvious that #Prince wouldn’t have endorsed this. What are your thoughts, Purple Fam?