Prince, aka The Purple One, wasn’t all that into purple

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through the shocking news that Prince's favorite color wasn't purple.

Prince's sister shared some unheard of knowledge about the pop icon this week that revealed his favorite color was orange — even though he was synonymous with the color purple.

The star, who was widely known for his hit song "Purple Rain" and nicknamed "The Purple One" — apparently didn't even like the color all that much.

"It is strange because people always associate the colour purple with Prince," Tyka Nelson told the Evening Standard. "But his favourite colour was actually orange."

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US artist singer and songwriter Prince performs on stage during his concert in Antwerp Sportpaleis, on November 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO /BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince presents the award for British Female Solo Artist at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince and Ida Nielsen, Hannah Ford Welton and Donna Grantis of his band 3rdEyeGirl present an award at The BRIT Awards 2014 at The O2 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
Prince Rogers Nelson is better known as just Prince and is pictured where is spends a lot of his time; on concert stage around the world. Denmark 2013. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Recording artist Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Singer Mary J. Blige (L) and recording artist Prince perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Recording artist Prince (L) and singer Mary J. Blige perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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Prince was photographed on countless occasions and on stage dressed in heavily purple garb and accessories. However, he also sported orange fairly frequently.

Nelson opened up about her brother while discussing an exhibition of the late Prince's items that is making its way to London.

She noted that one of the stand-out items in her mind is his orange Cloud guitar, which was made for his 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance.

Whatever the high priest of pop's favorite color may have been, Orange Rain just doesn't sound quite as good.

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