The hashtag #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin and the phrase "this could be us" have been mentioned 6.8 million times on Twitter since
Jan. 1, Twitter told Mashable.
The hashtag and phrase refer to the meme that mocks unflattering or odd photos of couples, and now the meme is the impetus for a song from Prince himself.
Yes, this is the same Prince who in 2010 stated, "The Internet's completely over."
Prince's Twitter account, @3RDEYEGIRL, tweeted a "this could be us" photo of him and Apollonia Kotero (from the 1984 Purple Rain film, which came out 30 years ago Friday) this week, linking to a Minneapolis Star Tribune article discussing his new song "This Could Be Us."
— 3RDEYEGIRL (@3RDEYEGIRL) June 23, 2014
The song, described as a "joyful ballad," will be on Prince's untitled next album.
On Wednesday, the @3RDEYEGIRL account tweeted what appears to be lyrics to Prince's "This Could Be Us":