Nicolas Cage is changing his tune when it comes to spending nights out on the town.
After a video of the “National Treasure” star screeching Prince’s “Purple Rain” into the mic at a karaoke bar hit the tabloids earlier this year, Cage decided it would be best if he just stayed home from now on.
“You go to a karaoke bar with a male friend in the neighborhood, the bar says ‘no videotaping’ and suddenly, there’s two different videos of you doing karaoke,” he said in an interview with New York Times Magazine. “Who did that? Who exposed the videotape? Who sold it?”
The 55-year-old star explained that his viral performance was “more like a primal-scream therapy” session that he didn’t want to become a viral moment, since it was right around the anniversary of Prince’s death.
“It was a holiday weekend, and I didn’t want to go anywhere, but my friend who was with me said: ‘You can’t sit here in your apartment. You’ve got to go out.’ So I…