" director Rebecca Blake opens the video with Prince and his crew strutting through a crowded train station before hitting the stage to perform the song. They hang around the station for a bit first, making lots of references to the song title, with Prince licking whipped cream off a girl's fingers.
Blake tried, and failed, to incorporate street jive into the dialog. "We found out that it that the street jive in Minneapolis was totally different than in LA," she recalled in a Golden Age of Music Video
interview. "So we then met with the New Power Generation, they were like, 'What's up? We don't talk like that.' And we have to rewrite everything based on the new viewpoint. And there was a lot of improvisation, like for example, there was a barbershop scene which was totally improvised, and there was a restaurant scene that was pretty much improvised. I just kept blocking and moving the camera, and so it's feeding lines to people. I think Prince had actually loved that. He really loved that stuff. And some of them–some of the things were pretty funny and I thought, 'Oh God, it's funny but I don't know, maybe it's offensive.' And Prince was like, 'No, no, no. I love it. Let's get to work that.' So that was good."