*With zero warning, superstar Prince nonchalantly walked onto the Hot Topics segment of “The View” this morning, completely blindsiding three of the five co-hosts and the entire studio audience.

After everyone calmed down, Whoopi Goldberg said Prince called her several days ago wanting to promote his upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden, but asked the co-host to keep it a secret from everyone. Goldberg said she had to tell her producer and co-host Barbara Walters this morning  – but Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd were just as thrown as the audience by his sudden appearance on set.

Prince handed out tickets to his Dec. 18th concert at MSG to each of the hosts, then sat between Elisabeth and a dazed Sherri to talk about the shows.

Sherri could barely contain herself.

During the segment, Sherri asked Prince if she could have the leather gloves he was wearing, asked him to say, “I love you Sherri,” and then confessed that she has wanted to make love to him her whole life.

Prince said, “On that note…” and headed straight for the exit, never to return.

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