The episode was originally supposed to air in the show's fifth season as a sequel to the legendary "Stark Raving Dad," which featured the voice of Michael Jackson as Leon Kompowski. The Prince-centered half-hour would have had Leon thinking he was the Purple One, but the singer objected to the original script and after some debate the episode was scrapped.
The pages Jean posted to Twitter feature Lisa dialing in to a radio contest to try and win tickets before a spider sabotages her chances.
The second page takes place later on in the episode, when Selma admits that she loves Under the Cherry Moon. (Jean admits this portion may contain the reason Prince objected to doing the episode.)
Though Prince turned down this episode, he did eventually lend his voice to The Simpsons for later episodes, including "Treehouse of Horror XIX," in which Homer goes on a celebrity killing spree and stabs Prince to death with his guitar.
Prince passed away on April 24 at the age of 57. His remains were cremated, and close family and friends remembered him in a private ceremony on Saturday.