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Prince, was he really whacked?

Exactly what did the talented singer do that made DL posters call him weird.

by Anonymousreply 5710/29/2013

He changed his name to a symbol.

by Anonymousreply 110/28/2013

OP's apparently been under a rock since 1984.

by Anonymousreply 210/28/2013

Wacked not whacked unless you are asking if he was really killed.

Tired of correcting you about this.

by Anonymousreply 310/29/2013

[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".

by Anonymousreply 410/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 510/29/2013

R5, you're telling jokes, right?

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2013

What HASN'T he done, OP?

by Anonymousreply 710/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 810/29/2013

This is pretty weird, he was sued by NBA star Carlos Boozer for painting his house purple while renting it.

by Anonymousreply 910/29/2013

No, I'm serious, he doesn't license his songs for anything. You can buy like, entire albums I think, but that's it.

by Anonymousreply 1010/29/2013

Prince was assassinated?

by Anonymousreply 1110/29/2013

Yes, by Big Pussy and Paulie Walnuts behind the Bing.

by Anonymousreply 1210/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1310/29/2013

Haven't his relationships (Vanity, Appolonia, Mayte) ended badly because he was a game-playing svengali type?

by Anonymousreply 1410/29/2013

He's a piss chugger.

by Anonymousreply 1510/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1610/29/2013

He's a queer.

by Anonymousreply 1710/29/2013

Huh R16? Wasn't it Sheila E?

by Anonymousreply 1810/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1910/29/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2010/29/2013

Sheena didn't want to blow him?

by Anonymousreply 2110/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2210/29/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 2310/29/2013

"I'm not a woman, I'm not a man / I am something that you'll never comprehend"

by Anonymousreply 2410/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2510/29/2013

Who can blame him?

Sheena is one of the MOST beautiful,sexy women to ever have a major singing career.

by Anonymousreply 2610/29/2013

R22, in what ways do Prince and Sheena look alike?

by Anonymousreply 2710/29/2013

Sheena was barely 5 feet tall...who can blame him for falling for a woman he wouldn't have to wear heels around?

by Anonymousreply 2810/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2910/29/2013

I didn't say they looked alike. Prince did. He said that was one of her attractions.

by Anonymousreply 3010/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3110/29/2013

I don't get how he reconciles his Jehovah's Witness faith with his absolute narcissism.

by Anonymousreply 3210/29/2013

R30, key me rephrase: do you happen to know in what ways Prince thought they looked alike?

by Anonymousreply 3310/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3410/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3510/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3610/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3710/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3810/29/2013

Sheena's MTV interview about her musical relationship with Prince.

by Anonymousreply 3910/29/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4010/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4110/29/2013

Fascinating and insightful Sheena interview about the origins of her collaborative relationship with Prince.

by Anonymousreply 4210/29/2013

R41, direct us to the DL link please?

by Anonymousreply 4310/29/2013

Don't get it twisted bitches....Sheena is NOT and never WAS a Prince protege.

She was already a Grammy winning STAR.

by Anonymousreply 4410/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4510/29/2013

Sheenabot is derailing this thread.

by Anonymousreply 4610/29/2013

Just listening now to "Anna Stesia" and Alphabet Street, Purple Rain...Purple Rain always makes me cry

by Anonymousreply 4710/29/2013

Sheenabot knows and she's bowing out with apologies.

by Anonymousreply 4810/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4910/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5010/29/2013

What kind of drugs is he on?

by Anonymousreply 5110/29/2013

Didn't he tell Oprah he had at least two people living inside him?

by Anonymousreply 5210/29/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 5310/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5410/29/2013

He hasn't been on drugs for years, r51. He doesn't even drink.

by Anonymousreply 5510/29/2013

[quote]Purple Rain always makes me cry

Me too

by Anonymousreply 5610/29/2013

R49 that clothing line story is a scream

by Anonymousreply 5710/29/2013
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