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Firms that rely on foreign workers to keep wages down are trying to undermine the new immigration system, Bobby Shriver philanthropist; was executive producer of the Special Olympics broadcast when Prince played at the opening ceremony : The party [afterward] at Paisley, that was quite a scene. When he came out of the elevator that night, I happened to be standing with the great Warren Beatty.
He came over and Warren said, "I love your music," and he said, "I love your movies," and then Warren says, "Here we are! At your house! It's great! Yeah, it is. But I'm still short. It was kind of poignant. He didn't laugh—he just observed the fact of the matter. He happened to be talking to relatively tall fellas—I'm six-one, I think Warren is six-two.
Having a nice conversation. And despite all that, and despite playing at the Special Olympics, and despite his own brilliance, and despite whatever, he still, standing with us, experienced what he must've experienced his whole life.
I said, "Oh, come on, man. I thought, "Wow. Glover: Prince's cook wanted me to let him know that she had made dinner for them. I walked with them back through Paisley to the kitchen.
Prince's cook had candles all over the table—it was so pretty how she did everything. I can't remember what really happened after that. I just remember Madonna complaining a lot. She said it was too cold in Minneapolis and she was ready to go home. That night she was supposed to have a special party. It was all set up for her to have a party, and she just left. He wasn't too happy about it. Because he did go out of his way to make her feel comfortable.
Michael Pagnotta Prince's publicist, — : I found him to be incredibly competitive and incredibly intense. We were out on the road on the Diamonds and Pearls tour, and I had to leave for a couple of days—George Michael was doing that "Too Funky" video. I have to tell him that I have to go to Paris to do this George Michael video. And he just looked at me and was like, "What do you want to do that for?
George Michael? George Michael ain't shit. And I'm like, "Chick, there's a line here. Like, what are you doing? Like, oh my God. At the time, Sly [Stone] and I were really close buddies. And Prince is a very good mimic, and he mimicked Sly on the phone and said, "I'm up here at Electric Lady Studios—come up here and chill.
Finally I found this short little guy in this one studio with a guitar. I asked, "Where's Sly? I wanted to strangle him. I said, "Okay, nice meeting you," and I left. So that's how we met. He never let me forget it for a long time. He thought it was one of the funniest things that ever happened to him. In a sketch on Chappelle's ShowEddie Murphy's brother Charlie told an absurd, but substantially true, story about a late-night basketball game at Paisley Park between Murphy's and Prince's entourages; Prince ran circles around Murphy's team, then fed his vanquished guests pancakes.
Gilbert Davison worked with Prince from torising from bodyguard to president of Paisley Park : The funniest thing about it was how much Charlie Murphy got right.
Micki Free guitarist, sometime member of Shalamar : It was the craziest thing ever. And we got to where we were gonna go to Prince's house, which I'd been to many times before in that day and age. Sometimes I'd go up to the house, and Prince would go in his bedroom and he wouldn't come out—he was pretty funny that way. But this particular time we all go up there—Eddie, Charlie, Uncle Ray—and there's a bunch of girls as usual, and Prince goes, "Let's play basketball.
Prince didn't change, and neither did I. Prince was wearing exactly what he had on from the club, and trust me, if we came from the club, he was looking like new money. He always did. Perfection: matching boots, matching outfit, matching handkerchief, hat, cane, whatever—it was always on point. And as far as I can remember, he was wearing his heels. Davison: Yeah, Prince had his normal nightlife attire, which was typically stage clothing, and we went from the club to the court. It was Prince, myself, and Micki Free.
I just took my jacket off, but I played in my shoes and tie. Free: It was just us six playing. Oh my God, I'll never forget it. We go out, the Murphys are looking at me like, "Yeah, baby—Free, I'm gonna eat you alive. So Prince…I'm not kidding you, he started playing basketball like he was Michael Jordan or someone, man. First shot of the game was nothing but net.
He was just so bad. And everybody looked at each other like, "What the hell? He could play basketball. That's how the night went, and we won. And then his cook, Rande, made us blueberry pancakes. Davison : The backstory to that was—and this is the part Charlie doesn't tell—Eddie had wanted to play Prince his new album. So during that basketball game, Eddie's music was playing, via boom box, on a cassette.
After that game, Prince goes over and he tosses the cassette out of the boom box and he says, "Let me ask you a question: Do you see me stop my show to do comedy? Neal Karlen Minneapolis journalist who would know Prince for 31 years; his two articles for Rolling Stone sparked an unlikely friendship that continued for the rest of his life : I did play with him. He was unbelievably good. People have said they saw him when he was wearing platform shoes—I'm not saying that's not true, I just never did.
I told him he was the Serena of Ping-Pong and I would never be playing him again. He was literally a master of Ping-Pong.
So it's kind of back and forth between recording, destroying somebody in Ping-Pong, go back to recording. Oh my God, it was embarrassing. To the point that he wouldn't even play me, he was just so disgusted with my inability to play. One time, he wouldn't even move—he'd stand in one spot, and his arms were not that long and I'm six feet two.
Talking crap the whole time. He's like the worst trash-talker. Springs: We played checkers, and I beat him. He did not like that. He's so competitive. We played almost three years now—in January I was, "So you wanna play checkers again? He was 17 or We were in the apartment of Bobby Z, the drummer. He was so shy that he sat on the kitchen floor. I thought, How am I gonna connect with this kid?
So I just went in there and sat on the floor with him and proceeded to interview him. He was just very hard to talk to—very sparse, inarticulate answers. Extremely shy and vulnerable-looking. He was from a classic…what we used to call "broken home," so he had lots of issues about abandonment and trust, and I'm not sure that he really reconciled those. Dez Dickerson guitarist and former member of The Revolution : Early on, there were some experiences with interviews that were very unpleasant for him.
He was very disappointed that people weren't faithfully reproducing what he was saying. So he just didn't want to talk anymore. Cymone: In private, you couldn't shut him up. But in public… You know, it became a thing about mystique, and not that I'm trying to debunk, but I think it was really an honest reality.
You know, let the music do the talking. Let the performance do the talking. And so it wasn't like, "Oh, I'm gonna create this mystique," like it was that calculated. I think it was a natural metamorphosis, a natural sort of evolutionary thing. Still, an early indication of how things would evolve: In Prince's appearance on American Bandstandby far his biggest media exposure to that point, he fielded Dick Clark's questions with obstructively brief and uninformative—and sometimes even non-verbal—responses.
Dickerson: Totally calculated. We knew when one of those cornerstone moments was coming—it was a look he would get on his face.
He called us to order in that band meeting when Dick Clark had just left the greenroom, and he had that look on his face, and he said, "I got it—here's what we're gonna do: When he talks to you, don't say a word. The answer that was given was so pared down that there's nothing to piggyback on. Excruciatingly uncomfortable. Inas his fame began to grow, Prince stopped giving interviews.
His only extended interview for the remainder of the decade was with Rolling Stone in Karlen: Wendy and Lisa talked to him and said he should talk to me because I was a Minneapolis guy. My parents went to the same junior high as he did. He [told] Rolling Stone"I'll only talk to him. At his house, he said, "You know how easy it would've been to just change 'Let's Go Crazy' a note and make a new song and it would be a hit?
Show me. After, I got a letter: "Thanks for telling the truth. A few years later, Prince resumed giving occasional press interviews, though until the end of his life he insisted that these not be recorded and for many years forbade even the taking of notes. Pagnotta: He didn't really care if you misquoted him—he just didn't want you writing anything down. For whatever reason, it was his thing.
That was a situation that he wanted complete control over. I think he realized that he could get a lot more mileage out of the mystery play than you could out of saying anything—I don't necessarily think he thought he had anything to say that could match his music. Karlen: [Asked to write a second Rolling Stone cover story inKarlen was the first to run into these new statutes] I was gonna cut a hole in my pants, hide a tape recorder in the crotch. First of all, it didn't work very well—because I tried—but also it was just too sleazy.
So I lied—I feigned a bladder infection. We were in a hotel room. All he had was tea, Doritos, and Diet Coke, and I swilled Diet Cokes and I would run to the bathroom literally after three minutes and write on toilet paper. My hair was really long and I had really curly hair and I always kept a pen behind my ear back then. I knew I could do two and a half to three minutes of conversation verbatim. I did this, like, 15 times in six hours.
You can Are You My Baby - Wendy & Lisa - Are You My Baby (Cassette) a lot of toilet paper in four pockets. He must have known, because no one has to pee every three minutes. By Mark Anthony Green. Pagnotta: As I recall, the goal was not Are You My Baby - Wendy & Lisa - Are You My Baby (Cassette) have very much contact with Prince.
Because if you had to have contact with Prince, there was probably something wrong. One of the strangest things I remember: We were in Australia and the show was over, and I'm walking down the hallway and behind me I hear this voice saying, "Get your pen and paper!
I'm in his dressing room, and he's got all of his Prince stuff—his gold statues, the incense, the candles, the caftans, and interestingly enough, a couch with a kind of broken seat so that you would be much shorter than you would ordinarily be on a couch.
That's where I was told to sit. And Prince comes in and he doesn't really say anything, but he's kinda walking around in a circle and doing his Prince shit—like, going from one leg to the next, almost like a shuffle.
Like a pendulum. And he would spin. I don't know what he was doing. Almost like a bird might do some kind of intimidation dance. But maybe he was just thinking of what he was going to say. I'm just like, "Holy shit, what the fuck is going on here? Is Prince yelling at me? But it was cool and scary at the same time. I'm thinking: "Why is this guy chewing me out?
Doesn't he know what a great job I've done for him? Doesn't he know where he was two years ago, and look where he fucking is now?
He's on the cover of every magazine and doesn't have to talk to a fucking soul! But once I left the dressing room and I stopped kind of shaking, I thought, "Okay, what he's trying to tell me is that everything is my job—whoever's working with him and around him has to understand that everything's their job.
If you're capable, you're responsible. And if you're responsible, you better fucking do the job, whatever that job is, and it may change. Karlen: I was on tour with Are You My Baby - Wendy & Lisa - Are You My Baby (Cassette) for weeks where smoking a cigarette was a firing offense—I had to take a shower before I talked to him. Davison: He comes to the office, where I'm in a morning meeting, and he says, "Guess what I'm going to do? And he says, "I'm gonna change my name.
And then he held the symbol, which he had on a necklace, said, "I'm gonna change my name to this. Pagnotta: I put together a press release that was a "phoenix rising from the ashes" kind of thing.
I sent it back to Paisley, and it was one of the few things that came back to me with very few notes on it, because I'm not sure anybody really knew what he was up to. So I just said it was some sort of rebirth, knowing what I knew about Prince at that time.
However much anybody knows Prince at any given time is up for grabs. And it went out, and I swear I got condolence calls from MTV, and people just laughing hysterically: "Oh, you poor bastard, how could you have to do this? In those days, it had to go out on floppies. We had a Mac floppy and a DOS floppy. The oddest thing I've ever done professionally—I sort of thought it was the end of my career.
Davison: I think that for him, it was another form of expressing where he was at that point in time. I mean, as big as Prince was, even Prince wasn't big enough for Prince at that time. Pagnotta: Internally, no one ever referred to him really as "Prince," anyway. People sort of referred to him as "he" or "him.
Davison: What was going on outside of that circle was not always what it was for me. So I always called him Prince. It's just the relationship that we had. I never did not call him Prince. Walsh: I wrote 99 percent glowing things, loving things about Prince. The fact that you haven't put out a good record in two years? If not, get out of the way.
Don't tease us, because it hurts too much. I asked him to make a great record that was emblematic of the times we were living through. Within two hours [of publication], and this was pre-Internet, too: "Prince wants to talk to you about what you wrote. He sat down in front of his computer and he read my column to me, word for word, looking at me with those big doe eyes.
I think he wanted to explain himself. Karlen: We'd really communicate over the phone. Over 31 years. From often to regular to irregular to nothing at all. Several times a year, on average. A few years, I'd say from four to ten times a year. And some years none, some years I always teased him that we weren't really friends. That he knew I'd be up, because I stay up late.
On my phone, it would either be a friend or it would say "Unknown"—if it was "Unknown," I knew it was him. I mean, no one else called me at four in the morning. He'd say, "Did I wake you up? It wasn't just sexist, macho bullshit—he wanted kids and a wife and a family, you know. And we talked about death a lot. From the age of 25, he was always talking about heaven and what it would look like. And would he get there? There's nothing there.
Hayes: Prince is one of them kinda dudes—he's an all-in kinda cat. So even before the baby was born, Prince had built basically a shrine to the baby, this big giant playground with swings. All this infrastructure was put in place. Like he had a back room that got converted into this pink-and-blue baby lair.
He just shifted into that mode. He basically was gonna take a few months off. The boy, reportedly born with severe skeletal abnormalities, died a week later, a death that Prince declined to acknowledge publicly. A second pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, and he and Mayte later divorced. Hayes: Oh man, that was devastating. Retrieved 29 April Retrieved 3 July Retrieved 26 July Retrieved 17 December The Age.
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