I think the point I'm trying to make is that Prince probably got the humor in letting Weird Al do his songs. He just didn't think the ideas were good enough.
Comedian ‘Weird Al' Yankovic has said that he is sad that he never got the chance to parody Prince's songs.
Yankovic who has in the past done parodies of Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain claims he had ideas lined up for ‘Let’s Go Crazy', '1999', 'When Doves Cry' and 'Kiss'.
But the Artist Formerly Known As always turned him down. “It's too bad. I hadn’t approached him in about 20 years because he always said no, but I had this fantasy that he’d come out with a new song, I’d have a great idea, he’d finally say yes and it would erase decades of weirdness between us. But that’s obviously not going to be the case,” Yankovic explained.
Prince had a sense of humor about himself though. Using an image of Dave Chappelle dressed as Prince on the cover of a single was the ultimate expression of what he thought was funny.