The good news is, the first show of Prince's Los Angeles residency is tonight (!). The bad news is, he probably won't be performing “The Beautiful Ones.”

His Purple Highness teased the kickoff of his “21 Nite Stand” with a three-song set on Lopez Tonight, including the last year's “Laydown,” in which he calls himself the “Purple Yoda.”

But we got the very same chills watching him beg the climax's question in “The Beautiful Ones” last night as we did the first time he stared us Apollonia down in Purple Rain. We'd bow to Prince on the cover of PEOPLE's “Sexiest Man Alive” year after year. Amen.

Watch the performance, with ballerina Misty Copeland (who's rumored to be Prince's real-life lover). Also, let's revisit Prince settling the question, once and for all, of being the G.O.A.T.:

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