Exactly what did the talented singer do that made DL posters call him weird.
He changed his name to a symbol.
OP's apparently been under a rock since 1984.
Wacked not whacked unless you are asking if he was really killed.
Tired of correcting you about this.
[quote]Wacked not whacked unless you are asking if he was really killed.
Actually, it's "wack". Wack is an adjective meaning crazy, foolish or odd. It is not a verb and therefore has no past tense.
Prince was not considered "wack" but rather "cool", suave and eccentric on an other-wordly level. Later, the latter attribute overwhelmed the former two and he was just considered unusual andeccentric, but a bit pretentious and self-important, particularly during "The Artist" phase. He's rehabbed his image a bit back to his former glory, but he is eternally eccentric.
But never quite "wack". Wack is urban slang and Prince is largely revered by the urban crowd to this day. They would admit he is "weird", but in a positive way that has none of the negative connotations of "wack".
He is the only singer, EXCUSE ME, artist, who's songs you can't get on youtube, iTunes, amazon mp3, nothing. And don't even THINK about trying to find that shit illegally.
R5, you're telling jokes, right?
What HASN'T he done, OP?
In 2005, long after it was necessary, he had a full-on entourage escort him from his bungalow at The Beverly Hills Hotel to the Polo Lounge for dinner. He's barely 5-feet tall and wore children's pajamas and tennis shoes that blinked with red lights in the heel as he walked.
It did get him noticed...
Your answer, OP, is yes.
This is pretty weird, he was sued by NBA star Carlos Boozer for painting his house purple while renting it.
No, I'm serious, he doesn't license his songs for anything. You can buy like, entire albums I think, but that's it.
Prince was assassinated?
Yes, by Big Pussy and Paulie Walnuts behind the Bing.
R2, Never under a rock, just looking for more stories of weird behavior like R8 and R9. Don't know what R7 is referring to, or why posts in another thread talked about Apolonia running out of his house screaming about something bizarre.
Haven't his relationships (Vanity, Appolonia, Mayte) ended badly because he was a game-playing svengali type?
He's a piss chugger.
Anyone who would go into seclusion after being turned down by Sheena Easton, after making her an even bigger star, is a little nuts. You figure he would have got her to put out first. He had plans of delusion in making her the biggest female singer the world had ever seen.
He's a queer.
Huh R16? Wasn't it Sheila E?
He was with Sheila E too but Sheena Easton threw him for a loop. The shit is not made up. He was OBSESSED with her. She bailed on collaborating with him when one day at the studio in his house he wouldn't let her leave. Locked her up for a day or two. No physical violence but when he let her go she bailed and never looked back.
Too bad for both of them. Would have loved to have seen what they would have come up with after Sugar Walls and You've Got the Look.
Prince was booed off the stage when he opened for the Stones and Jagger had to persuade him to come back, in Oct. '81. Then Controversy hit the airwaves and he was a big star. The lyrics were perfect.
And then he became weird. Who the hell has an entourage take you to the Polo Lounge in your pajamas? They always tell you "Don't believe the hype." How come no one listens?
Sheena didn't want to blow him?
Sheena and Prince. He said one of the reasons he fell for her was that he thought they looked a lot alike. you be the judge.
Please cite a source for this information.
And NOT "The Star".
Prince and Sheena's collaboration continued well after "U Got the Look".
He wrote and produced tracks on her "The Lover in Me" album and they co-wrote "The Arms of Orion" for the Batman soundtrack.
I ain't sayin' you're lying but it does sound very bulshitty to me.
"I'm not a woman, I'm not a man / I am something that you'll never comprehend"
Sheena was to Prince what Teena Marie was to Rick James...except unlike Rick and Teena...Prince was never able to spend the night inside her Sugar Walls.
Who can blame him?
Sheena is one of the MOST beautiful,sexy women to ever have a major singing career.
R22, in what ways do Prince and Sheena look alike?
Sheena was barely 5 feet tall...who can blame him for falling for a woman he wouldn't have to wear heels around?
Sinead O'Connor also claimed he locked her in a room and wouldn't let her out for hours because he didn't like her cover of Nothing Compares to You.
I didn't say they looked alike. Prince did. He said that was one of her attractions.
I've always had a soft spot for Sheena. She had considerable vocal talent but was plagued with terrible management that was never able to build for her any consistent image or career arc.
Still, she managed to score 16 top 40 hits(7 in the top 5) including the #1 international smash "Morning Train"
She was Prince's muse and most frequent collaborator and to this day the ONLY artist beautiful enough to appear in the title sequence of a James Bond film. And she's worth MILLIONS dah-link!
With her talent,personality and perfect looks she would have been a HUGE star in today's drab entertainment millieu. AND she's funny and witty as this clip shows.
I don't get how he reconciles his Jehovah's Witness faith with his absolute narcissism.
R30, key me rephrase: do you happen to know in what ways Prince thought they looked alike?
Why are you speaking of him in the past tense? He's still alive.
Prince is a musical genius. As weird and troubling as his behavior is, I think "Sign of the Times" is one of the finest albums I've ever heard.
Sorry I didn't mean to hijack with my Sheena Easton info. No I don't know why he thought they looked alike. I was just always fascinated why someone so talented and powerful within the industry would freak of one woman. I'm mean granted Sheena was one hell of a woman at the time and a pretty big star in her own right. It was just odd. I always found them to be a very odd team. Like they would see nothing in each other personally or professionally.
Sheena showing off her fantastic and underrated singing voice in this clip from her Dwight Hemion directed(My Name is Barbra,Color Me Barbra)television special.
And even with the Rue McClanahan hair and Bozo ensemble she looks impeccably gorgeous. The camera just adores her.
Sheena was very MOR, not cool enough for Prince on an artistic level, but she's gorgeous and petite: Prince had to investigate. Color him taken aback.
Prince is still cool. I would like him to collaborate with Morrissey. As if.
Rue hair. LOL But there's really no need to defend her. She was gorgeous, talented, and had a string of hits that 99.99% of singers wish they had.
Sheena's MTV interview about her musical relationship with Prince.
[quote]Sheena and Prince. He said one of the reasons he fell for her was that he thought they looked a lot alike.
No, it was Vanity that he fell for because of A) her ass and B) he felt they were mirror images.
I have met him, and my good friend was his head of security for many years. He is an odd character, but sexy in a weird way. His deep voice is really sexy. He sleeps all day, and stays up all night. He has very few friends. One of his closest friends is Chili from TLC. I have posted many details before.
Fascinating and insightful Sheena interview about the origins of her collaborative relationship with Prince.
Vanity was the ultimate Prince girl. She matched him in wit AND sex appeal. He dropped Susan Moonsie (who was 1/3 of Vanity/Apollonia 6) for her like a bad habit. When he met her backstage at the AMAs sometime in the early '80s, he was smitten immediately. SHE was his Teena Marie.
Just listening now to "Anna Stesia" and Alphabet Street, Purple Rain...Purple Rain always makes me cry
Sheenabot knows and she's bowing out with apologies.
R43, I shared my stories on another Prince thread. I don't have the patience to hunt for it now. In any case, one of the most entertaining stories involved Prince deciding to launch his own clothing line. Some ass kisser told him that he had an eye for fashion, so he started designing his own stuff, and insisted that his entire security team wear his designs. They included floor length coats and boots with 2-3 inch heels. Prince was livid when the security guards told him that his clothing would not be appropriate or functional. He threatened to fire anyone that didn't wear his clothing, but caved in later. He was also borderline anorexic, and demanded that his women be the same. All he ate was cereal.
In my opinion, yes he was (and is). Also in my opinion...
He appears obsessed with getting every penny he can (and in advance), yet unconcerned about paying his bills and meeting his agreed-upon obligations of any type. At this point it's a surprise if he makes a deal and ISN'T eventually sued.
Rights issues are the same, all rights are his and everything he touches belongs only to him. I would guess the Randian 'job creator' rhetoric to be right up his alley.
The ending of Kevin Smith's Prince tale ("An Evening with Kevin Smith") seems an excellent summation of his character; asks Kevin to do him a tremendous favor, when it's done he refuses to return same or offer a simple thank you.
What kind of drugs is he on?
Didn't he tell Oprah he had at least two people living inside him?
When I was growing up in the 80s, a friend's mother was a dead ringer for Sheena Easton, right down to the hairstyle. People used to stop her in public, the resemblance was so uncanny.
Sheena apparently invested her 80s money VERY well in real estate and is extremely well-off today.
R51, he isn't on any and he's a vegan. He should be on something.
R52, yes and at least one of them is female according to him.
He hasn't been on drugs for years, r51. He doesn't even drink.