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Video: Prince Gives A Surprise Performance At W Hollywood Hotel

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Prince can basically do whatever he wants to do because he's Prince—and we love him for that. Over the weekend at the W Hollywood Hotel's jazz night, the rock god decided to jump on stage with a surprise performance, and wowed the crowd.

In epic form, and sporting shades at night, he shredded on his guitar a cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" with the band on stage on Sunday.

TMZ got details from witnesses on how it went down:

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Our spies say Prince was watching from the balcony when he decided ... hey, why not join in? Of course the band obliged. Our spies say it seemed like P was annoyed that the band couldn't keep up.

And in Prince fashion, when he was done, the "Purple Rain" singer handed the guitar to a guy standing next to him, hopped over some music equipment, and sauntered away coolly without ever saying a word. We imagine this is equivalent to dropping the mic.

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