prince dead

Musical genius Prince Rogers Nelson is dead but not gone.

As large crowds gathered outside his Minnesota home, the world continued to pay homage to the music icon by painting landmarks purple in honor of his Purple Reign on earth.

While not as earth-shattering as Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, Prince fans took the news of his untimely death hard.

Tributes continue to pour into social media from grieving fans and friends. NBC's Today Show remembered Prince by replaying a surprise phone call to anchor Tamron Hall on the set in September.

Prince was the #1 artist on iTunes yesterday. His songs occupied every spot on the iTunes chart as sales of his music surged after news of his death.

prince dead

Meanwhile, the world waits patiently for the 57-year-old artist's official cause of death. Speculation ran rampantly when news broke early Thursday that Prince's lifeless body was found in an elevator inside his sprawling Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis.

Gossip tabloid TMZ speculated that he died of a drug overdose. Photos surfaced of Prince visiting a Walgreens drug store near his home to pick up pain medicine.

What happened next is a mystery. A transcript of the 911 call from Prince's compound only added to the mystery.

An unidentified male called 911 from a cell phone early Thursday morning and stated in a matter of fact tone: "Hi there, um, we have someone who is unconscious. Um, we're at Prince's house… so, yea, um, the person is dead here."

After repeated requests from the dispatcher the caller said he did not know the address to the complex.

"OK, get me the address please," said the dispatcher for the 3rd time.

"OK, OK, I'm working on it," said the caller.

"Concentrate on that," said the exasperated dispatcher.

"And the people are just distraught," said the caller.

"I understand they are distraught, but --"

"I'm working on it, I'm working on it."

Several precious minutes ticked by before the address was given to the dispatcher.

"You can cancel anybody going to Aubudon, confirmed DOA," said the dispatcher to an emergency services employee.

Conspiracy theories surround Prince's death, from rumors that Prince died of AIDs to suggestions that someone placed his body inside the elevator after he died as a macabre reference to his "Let's Go Crazy" lyrics.

"Dearly beloved/ We are gathered here today to get through this thing/ Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down?"

"He was dead at least 30 minutes before they called 911," whispered a well-connected insider in a phone call to Sandrarose.com late Thursday. "What were they looking for all that time?" she wondered aloud.

One thing they might have been doing was searching for the code to unlock a massive vault hidden under Prince's compound. The vault is said to contain a treasure trove of unreleased music by the singer and composer.

prince dead

Prince's former sound engineer Susan Rogers said Prince had an "actual vault, with a thick door" installed under the residential/recording complex. The vault is said to contain over 2,000 unreleased tracks.

"Ownership of his catalogue will follow his estate," entertainment lawyer Jay Cooper said. "Ownership of the masters will go to whoever inherits it from his estate."

It isn't clear if Prince left a Will. He is twice divorced with no living children.

The insider told me Prince had a complex security system installed at Paisley Park that included video surveillance in every nook and cranny. "I hope they didn't disable that surveillance system," said the distraught insider. "We'll never know what happened to him."

Prince kicks Kim Kardashian off the stage

Prince kicks Kim Kardashian off the stage

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  • NegroDamus

    didn't realize Prince was worth 300 million. Man was about his business

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Thank you Auntie. He was loved it had to go to several stores to get a newspaper. Plain Dealer making money today sadly. I'm not waiting on cause of death I'm still waiting for Ashton to come out.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Wasn't he

  • Shaylove1975

    He was dead and they were looking for a vault wow. Then he was dead thirty minutes before they called someone? You have to be so careful who you have around you.

  • jazmine

    Probably more now since he owned his catalog.

  • Lovelove

    I loved him so much more when he kicked Kim's trash-ass off the stage. He was a shade-master! And I was HERE for it!

  • LeBrick James

    A buddy of mine was saying this morning how ironic it was that we lost 3 of our giants in a 7 year timespan... Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince.. and none of them left any children behind to carry on their greatness.
    (I know Michael had those white kids who arent really his biologically, so those dont count.... Whitney's daughter died at 21, and Prince's one child died as a baby, and the next one was a miscarriage.)

    It would have been interesting to have a next-generation Michael, Whitney, or Prince to follow in their parent's musical footsteps, just to see how their talent would have turned out. But basically now that they're gone, their greatness pretty much died with them. These were truly one-of-a-kind. There will never be another like any of those 3, at least not in my lifetime.
    R.I.P.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    painting landmarks purple in honor of his Purple Reign on earth.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    In the First sung words on my fave Prince song "Erotic City"......All of my PURPLE life....

    I love it. Paint the town purple.

  • LeBrick James

    That music catalog was a gold-mine. He owned all the rights to his music. He was a smart businessman.

    Definitely was about his business. More of us need to be like that.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    “Ownership of the masters will go to whoever inherits it from his estate.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Release these songs Tyka. Yesterday you thanked us for loving him. You can really thank us by releasing them.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    BBC tries to unlock the mystery behind Prince's secret song vault:
    https://youtube.com/?#/watch?v=zu273pvAd_w

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    And played and sang everything, so he got to see all his bread.

  • Buttercup

    I would probably feel the same about his music being released posthumously as I do about Mike. They were both very meticulous in their craft and perfectionists. Had they been satisfied with the material or ready to release it, they would have done so. He's already released enough music to last us a lifetime.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THIS SEEMS LIKE A GOOD WATCH...EDIT: THE REPORTER JUST SAID "IF I COULD JUST GET HALF AN HOUR IN THERE."

  • iWasteTime

    Only reason why I want Princes is because he was asked in a interview about the music in the vault and he said it would be released when he was gone. Not before. So I know that chit is TIGHT to keep his legacy alive!

  • LeBrick James

    One of my biggest regrets is that I never learned to play an instrument as a kid. It was just so amazing watching him playing so many instruments.
    Wish I could do that with even just one instrument.

  • MsSincerity

    I never quite understood why song and album sales soar the day after the celeb dies. If you were a true fan, you would've already had his music right? Idk, whatever.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're welcome hun.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yes, folks were mad but that was HIS music. You can't just slap no copyright infringement or I dont own the rights and that be that. Nah.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I was crying this morning and my children didn't understand. This man was a gift. A true gift. Talented AND had that classy shade.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think those are new fans discovering his music for the 1st time.

  • GubmentCheeze

    I think it has alot to do with comfort. Some people just don't realize how much of a person means to them until they are gone.

  • Buttercup

    Maaaaaan, I just heard someone knock on the window behind my desk....but I sit on the 11th floor. I may have to ease on out of this mug.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Indeed

  • Buttercup

    Oooooh, I didn't see that interview. In that case, if it's okay with him, they can shut up and take my money.

  • MissHarlem

    It got real for me when I passed the Apollo this morning and news stations was out, a shrine and a slight gathering all at 8:30 AM. I cried and I don't shed tears easily. I was in a deep denial even while watching his vids. Watching shade compilations because he was the Shade King ? as a Fan I will not download shit for free. My lil nugget wouldn't want that and I respect that.

  • Sucker Free

    Who could follow in such foosteps???

    The Almighty Creator knew this.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Zoe I had to call my daughter to stir the food because I couldn't see. Yes he was.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It isn’t clear if Prince left a Will.

    ^^^^^
    That man fought against the machine. After all he's been through I highly doubt he would leave his legacy blowing in the wind all willy nilly...No ma'am, Pam.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Its window cleaning man. Dudes who used to do ours at old gig were straight up jokesters too.

  • Buttercup

    I learned to play 3 at performance level. My parents never pushed me but allowed me to form my own interests, so I do the same for Lil Butter. After I had come to terms that he isn't interested in learning music at all because he rarely showed interest, he sprung on me that he'd like to take piano lessons. Yipeeeeee!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That you call him your lil nugget tickles me. :)

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I said below I got to go to the wrecka-sto to replace what my chirrens messed up. It's gonna be sky high now.

  • Miany

    Chile...u took words outta my mouth. As hard as he fought for the ownership of his music I'm certain he scribbled direction's somewhere.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    That music is trained and READY to go.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It's funny til you do it to them.

  • SameoleJ

    Yes, He did. He said.....you will not look for another who could be them, as I already gave that to you. What you will do is reflect on what I provided to you through them.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Not too late.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly! You don't come this far to fugg up. No stone left unturned.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I was pleased with the last one of Michael's they released. It's the only one I bought though.

  • felinelurker

    My dad pushed me to take piano lessons, age 9 but I stopped, being rebellious. Now, I wished I had stayed in. I plan to enroll the young'uns since Feline14 will play little melodies on her keyboard.

  • Buttercup

    That was my first thought, so I turned around to wave- no support ropes AND it's been raining off and on all day here. They ain't cleaning windows today.

    The window cleaners at our condo in KC may or may not have gotten a show of me and Honey Dip one morning. Our place is on the 18th floor with floor to ceiling windows. We never bought curtains, because, well, we're on the 18th floor.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Him kicking kim kaTRASHIAN off stage will live on into eternity...and i thank him for it!

  • Miany

    You liked that junk they released with Justin Timberlake? I didn't like it...I felt like they were white washing mj. . Had the vocals all convoluted.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm sure he paid close attention to how not properly planning when you have this massive estate can happen. MJ's catalog is in the hands of the people he hated most.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    He did I'm so sure of that. He's too smart not to.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Saw that again this morning! I guess that explains their lack of respect.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Phony

  • Ni Ni

    Dearly beloved/ We are gathered here today to get through this thing/ Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down?”

    I notice that happens a lot. People dying in a way that was mentioned in a song lyric, or title (although i dont think his people were even thinking about that at the time).
    It's definitely more to it.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh my.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I love that cd, didn't like the others.

  • SameoleJ

    Tyka got them instructions and the way into the vault. ......and she ain't talking until the date he gave her to speak on it.

  • Buttercup

    Can you still read music? If so, you can start by teaching them the basics. I incorporated learning notes and reading music when Lil Butter was doing sight words. When he started to read, I started to teach him scales. I backed off the past couple of years, because I felt that he just wasn't feeling it. I guess he wanted to learn about music on his old terms.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (yelps)CHYLE I JUST SAID THIS TO YOU UPSTAIRS!!!!!he established his TRUENESS to me,lawd!

  • Buttercup

    I did like it at all. Honey Dip bought me the This Is It DVD a few Christmases ago. It's still in the shrink wrap.

  • Ni Ni

    Did Prince have any close relatives like brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles?

  • Buttercup

    Definitely!

  • MissHarlem

    Lol I always did. It was my nickname. In my mind he was my crazy conscious uncle who liberated the fdb in me as a child. I'm short so is he so it fits ? this death is very different to me

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    A sister with 6 kids

  • stanhope

    By all accounts Prince was smart with money. He knew the value of his music. I am confident he had things well set. He was magnificent.

  • MissHarlem

    Mine is scratched and tore up so I must replace

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He was a smart man. As he said, "I'm no fool!"

  • iWasteTime

    take the rest as a personal day hun!

  • Buttercup

    Posting it again, because I'm really feeling it

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I'm so glad I found this guy in Oakland I work with to produce tracks. He plays all the instruments. Very talented musician.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    If it were any other artist, possibly. Prince? Absolutely not.

  • Ni Ni

    Right, a lot of the kids don't know princes music but once it's trending on social media, they get interested... Not that its a bad thing.

  • felinelurker

    I did but she does better by listening. She'll pull tutorials from Youtube & get it after listening once or twice

  • Futuredocdonte

    I just came in here to tell y'all to Respeck my name. ???

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I said that downstairs. This one is by FAR different.

  • Buttercup

    New gig and I was out on Tuesday because Lil Butter had pink eye. I'm about to camp out in a conference room.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You leave Birdman alone ??

  • Ni Ni

    Well i hope they were close because all the vultures about to come out.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (t.i. vc)HE RECOGNIZED "REAL",AND "REAL" THEY AINT NEVER BEEN!?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    "I don't sample. It's not memorax. I go on stage and my microphone is on."

  • Buttercup

    Bwahahahaha. Somebody said he was gone cry in the car.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Hush Doc. *cries*

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Welcome to America lol
    https://youtu.be/AP-Wlh9bhM0

  • MissHarlem

    My favorite shade wait no top 3

  • rachel

    Maybe they were looking for the final will to destroy it or to fraudulently "make" a final will that is for their benefit...

  • iWasteTime

    if that is a option do it.
    Congrats on the new gig and hope lil butter is feeling better!

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    I wish somebody would kick them off the stage now.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Stiff arse elephant

  • T3

    I heard at one point, all of his musical staff was on call 24/7. Which means WHENever he got a song, they went to work. THAT is serious! I believe it with all of the songs he has. Amazingly talented.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    VERY.

  • SameoleJ

    God leaves us little pieces of Him hidden in plain sight, most time those pieces are hidden in the form of a person who would not be seen/considered a messenger. That person will undergo so much suffering and condemnation and still stand tall and remain true to themselves. We need to start opening our eyes, ears and hearts to see these people. Most times they come from the humblest of beginnings......Prince...meager beginnings, Michael.....meager beginnings, Pres. Obama....meager beginnings......Malcolm......meager beginnings and a crook.......Martin....meager beginnings, etc.

    Mary and Joseph- Jesus
    Thomas was a doubter
    More than one disciple was a fisherman by trade
    Paul was considered the Greatest Sinner
    Mary Magdalene

  • Jusstlookn

    Who confirmed he picked up pain meds? The pharmacist? He should be fired and loose his license. Some read through the bag?

    He could been picking up nasonex.

    Tuhhhhh

  • iWasteTime

    I watched this a million times last night. lololol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It's more than one copy of a will.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He looked so skinny on This Is It, I thought they resuscitated him, just to perform that one rehearsal.

  • iWasteTime

    bwhahaha!
    Son!

  • Buttercup

    LMBO. This never gets old. Kim was trying to be too cute and received a weeping willow of shade. Shoot, she probably could've parlayed that into being in his harem.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He loved to have fun

  • MissHarlem

    Very. Vastly different. I loved his personality just as much if not more than his talent. That speaks volumes because I loveeeddd his talent.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Then he did that "look" like yeah, I am talking about YOU.

  • MsSincerity

    That beats the thought of people just out of the blue shouting "PRINCE IS DEAD, LET ME GO BUY HIS MUSIC" (shrugs)

  • MsSincerity

    Off topic.....are you white?

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Prince had become very anti- establishment and conspiratorial from his Battles with Warner Bros

    In the 1990s during the height of his very public battle with his label he sold his Beverly Hills Italian Style Villa and left Hollywood forever.

    He had a new house built in his home town which was built like and resembled a very high secure federal building. He built a literal doomsday fortress. And he quietly battled with local city ordinances and building codes with the secretive doomsday additions he added over the years.

    In addition to hidden sub-structures, being able to withstand an attack by an army,or catastrophic weather he had bank like vaults to store his unreleased nmusic.The MOMENT his death was discovered, behind the scenes legal paper work began flying to locate and secure the music hidden in the home,a gold mine of music whose value was rising by the minute.

    He had very untraditional beliefs of life and death which grew more radical by the years. He did not acknowledge death he believed it was something you could overcome or Transend. Therefore I would not be surprised if he does not a have a WILL or if one is in place , EXSPECT ALOT OF SURPRISES , which ever is the case there will be alot of Legal Wrangling and Drama

    He was obsessed with getting the rights to his music, for years from his fortress he plotted and stratigized. In April of this year he finally acheived this life long Goal in a Deal in which he returned to Warner Brothers.

    Recently Prince struck a deal to move his music to TIDAL, TIDAL will most definatley GAIN PUBLICITY AND MULTIMILLIONS OF STREAMS and cash in on Princes death.

    As fate would have it Unknown to Prince, Warner Music is one of the Silent Partners in the Investment Group behind Tidal.

    - Lurker

  • Buttercup

    Because if little old me gave a copy to Mama Butter, a copy to Honey Dip, and my attorney has one, surely he would have more than one copy.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    "I can't be played. A person who tries to play me, plays themselves." #flatlined

  • nicelyput32

    I hollered??

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Or Mucinex, or heck a soda. You are right everyone in that trash establishment should lose their license.

  • Finding Forever…

    I loved the fact that he wasn't big on pictures & allll the extras...Wendy Williams mentioned him & no pics (said he called her at damn near 12am & she got that booty up to go to the club), Shaq said the same & just told Tamron to HUSH that mouf on live air (DON'T TELL EM, LOL)...Live in the MOMENT, but DAMN if I wouldn't want a pic or sooommmethiing to capture it because YOU ARE PRINCE--this don't happen often... She talks to him just about everyday, WELL DAMN TAMRON...

  • SameoleJ

    He said Mayte you are NOT!! Be gone satan!!

  • Buttercup

    Thanks babe. He's doing well. I caught it really early, so we had a ball with him pretty much playing hooky on Tuesday. It's always good to hang out at our favorite spots when they aren't so crowded.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Listen. I am gone be nice today only.

  • Oh Tommie

    I need an open post so we can talk about this Birdman vs The Breakfast Club thing

  • SameoleJ

    This is so true....they often say exactly what we want to say, but can't find the words to express or tell us what we already know, but are afraid to acknowledge.

  • Finding Forever…

    JUST WIT HER A$$ GETS...THIS WILLLLL NEVER GET OLD, LOL!

  • Hugga Bunch

    People are gross. The imagery of him laid out in the elevator while people "shake him down" or try to is unbearable and disgusting.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lolololol

  • Buttercup

    LOL. At the tender age of 16, even Mayte knew that she had to seize the moment.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bwhahaha ? ? ? ?

  • side_i

    I know Prince was an icon although I never personally got into his music, he sure mastered the art of shade & as well as music.

  • SameoleJ

    Naw, he and Mayte were Kismet!!

  • Jusstlookn

    I am not going to believe this man died taking anything more than what he was perscribed.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She had to be sewwwwwww embarrassed or not knowing them.

  • Buttercup

    At his show, they told us to turn our phones all the way off. I wasn't even mad, because I don't want to miss the moment trying to capture the moment.

  • SameoleJ

    She will forever go down in history for the dry cooch sex tape and the girl Prince gave the boot public and literally.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes indeedy immechedly

  • Rayne

    I know Maitae (sp) really crying hard now. She was infatuated with that man.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lmao

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Prince said himself he cannot be played. There's no way that there is only one copy of the will.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Someone got a pic of his last performance, she said she glad she broke the rules. He wanted you to live in the moment. Sometimes we miss out on the present so busy trying to take a pic for the gram.

  • Buttercup

    I don't think they would've formed that connection had he not been intrigued by her talent.

  • SameoleJ

    The beauty of Prince's shade was....IT WASN'T SHADE, IT WAS JUST HIM. Being true to you, requires transparency and LAWD was his thoughts on people and things transparent. Said, nobody will have to tell you how I felt about you or that moment, cause it will be clear!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I did over the years. Last night was too raw I emm halfwatched the Marys to stop the sadness to no avail

  • LeBrick James

    Good point .
    I think we have the same expectation with athletes too. Like Michael Jordan, whose son played some college basketball, but was nowhere near as good as his father. That's pretty much an impossible standard to measure a person's talent by. It's not even fair to them. Just because a parent is one of the all-time greats doesn't mean their child is going to be the same way.

  • SameoleJ

    Yeah, but now that lucky bish got it on her phone forever!! :CRIES:

  • SpillyNillie

    Prince said bih I came to party get off my damn stage!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She probably thought he thought that ish was crute, nope epic fail lol ????

  • LeBrick James

    Maybe I'm old-school with this, but i loved the fact that Prince's songs were all HIM from beginning to end ... all music with no guest rappers on there.
    It seems like so many good R&B singers nowadays feel that in order to have their song be a hit, they gotta have some idiot rapper come on and "drop a verse on the track". And to me, most of the time that dont add anything to the song, but actually kinda ruins it.

    I'm not against rap as an art form; it definitely has it's place, but I always hate when hear a rap-verse messing up the flow of good song.

  • Miany

    Good...it's always good when these type of people (truly talented superstars) have loyal people in their lives.

  • SameoleJ

    That was what led him to what was meant to be.

  • Buttercup

    The girl sitting next to me was taking pictures and recording up a storm. Before the show, she said she was going to try to get on stage even if it meant she would be kicked out of the show. I told her not to do it, because she may even get arrested.

    Thank goodness I'm not motivated by showing folks that I'm living life. When Lil Butter is with me, my phone is an afterthought.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Nah...I can't see it. Aesthetically she was his type but that vapid fakeness...he wouldn't have been able to deal.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Threw the best shade. He did that's why I love Under the Cherry Moon.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Bwaaaaa

  • Hugga Bunch

    I hope there is a FU letter to the industry in that vault, folded with a bow on top of his music, and inside he pops all the way off. Prince would be the one to do that.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right lmaooooo

  • SameoleJ

    You ain't even heard a peep from her hubby or nothing.........they have to be very close, even the "half" siblings have never hit up the tabloids. That man was respected by his family and friends. I love it!!

  • Buttercup

    I meant fitting the physical build. After having one conversation and her trying to snap a selfie, she would've been quickly dismissed.

  • Finding Forever…

    EXACTLY...Sitting somewhere watching & crying...Lucky Trick, LOL...

  • SpillyNillie

    I was captivated by this man since I was a young girl, I mean like elementary school young; When Doves Cry was my all time favorite! He was definitely on my concert bucket list and I just knew I would one day get the opportunity. Oh, how I wished I had gone to a concert or two, maybe even three. RIP PRINCE!!!!

  • SameoleJ

    They have been out and still haven't managed to breach that family unit.

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Me and my daughter were reflecting on how beautiful he was outside and knowing now he was just as inside as well.

  • SameoleJ

    She wasn't his harem type in build either when you think about it......Sheila, Sheena, Lisa, Vanity, Appolonia, Mayte, etc.....those women retained their beauty long after and they had natural "bodies of life".

  • GubmentCheeze

    That is random and a tad offensive but I am a black woman residing in Philly. Why are you asking????

  • SameoleJ

    A PURPLE BOW!!

  • Finding Forever…

    RIIGHTT...I'm SOOOO damn sick I didn't see him last year when he came here to Baltimore...LIKE THIS ISH DON'T HAPPEN EVERY DAMN DAY...NOW LOOK AT ME (Voice of Mr.Big in R.Kelly video, LOL)...I'm only 5'3 & A WHOLE 1/2 & will get my little brother to do my sneak recording, LOL...too busy dancing & screaming...I'MA STALK PATTI A$$ DOWN, IF SHE EVVVVER GOES ON TOUR...Would have LOVED to see Prince, Luther, Whitney--AND NOOOWW I CAN'T :( SAD ALLLLL OVER AGAIN, TO THINK IT...BLESS (NOT EVEN LUCKY) YOU GOT TO WITNESS HIM & ALLLL HIS GREATNESS ;)

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Im sure the tape her mama sent helped lead him to her too. that whole story creeps me out. Her mama pimped her. So in a way she is like Kim lmao

  • OSHH

    Yes and when you grow up listening to that degree of genuine talent, and brilliance, it informs and shapes your tastes etc. Huge appreciation since I was very young also.

  • Buttercup

    This is exactly what I was saying.

  • LibraGirlonly

    RIP PRINCE!!!!!!????

  • SameoleJ

    Let me have my damn romance!! He could have looked at any tape and he looked at that one!! HMPHF!!!

  • Buttercup

    I still want to see Patti. She didn't do a concert in Atlanta for years for beef she had with former mayor Cynthia McKinney (allegedly). I think she's been to the A a couple of times since Kaseem Reid has entered office, but I was in KC. She's definitely on the list.

  • SameoleJ

    Totally forgot lucky azz Tamron got this: In November 2015, Prince picked a selfie of Tamron as the cover for his love song "If I Could Get Ur Attention."

  • Finding Forever…

    It is eerie that he, Michael, Whitney, Biggie, Tupac, Paul Walker (the actor of Fast & Furious 99 & them--heard an 8th is on the way...I STOPPED AT #1, LOL) were ALLLL doing some form of tour-to-be or come back & BAM this HAPPENS...I HOPE he had fifty-leven passcodes, so his ish don't get in the wrong hands--MAKE THEM FOOLS WORK FOR IT, LOL...Michael bust his a$$ for that damn catalog & the "estate" or SCAMMERS (I believe) just sold off some, LIKE REALLY? Prince got his ish in good hands, one can only HOPE & PRAY...THESE SUCKERS ARE VULTURES, WILL TAKE TAKE & TAKE, SADLY...

  • felinelurker

    I was just thinking this am listening to the radio, when someone said if it wasn't to his liking, Prince would stop the show. Just imagining Prince, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, etc constantly competing with themselves bc they wanted to be better or give their all... man that gives me chills

  • felinelurker

    I know Jimmy Jam was saying he has PLENTY more unreleased music.

  • Ms Thang

    Unfortunately he's worth much more now. His estate will probably make close to a billion if not more. The record stores here in Memphis sold out immediately.

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    Prince's death has affects me just as much as Michaels, I love his music and just like Moonwalker I used to watch Purple Rain on repeat when I was young

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Prince kicking Kim Kard and her inflatable ass off the stage just made him my favorite entertainer to ever live. RIP Prince.

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    50 albums and 2000 unreleased tracks?? What other artist has done this? There will never be another Prince.

  • felinelurker

    wow...

  • TheRealLee

    In the end, the people you hire to look after your best interest are the ones that will scavenge off your flesh when you pass. Who were they, what wait to call for help. Obviously they pronounce the man themselves. It's just disgusting. I hope his sister locks down all his properties. I also hope Prince left a will with his attorneys.

  • Li

    He's setting a precedent for other artists.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    he just purchased his catalog back from Warner Brothers :applause: He started speaking out about the industry and the labels like Mike *cries* I haven't cried over an artist like this since Pac died.

  • stav

    This truly feels as though a very close family member has died, He is my brother in faith. I am soo emotional ! I hope to see him in paradise on Earth.

  • TheRider

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Prince put all his music on Tidal? Is his death going to save Jay-Z and Tidal?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    not all but yes.....

  • rayne215

    I'm in mourning hard. When I tell yall I loved him hard as a musician and a true artist. He made it ok to be black and weird and still rock the hell out . Prince Rogers Nelson sir I will miss you and I will never forget the impact you had on me.

  • Scroogwap

    Stevie Wonder's full interview about Prince

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5mXYQPBJ30

  • YouWearItWell

    Maybe, just maybe, he was just sick with the flu. All the speculation is disheartening. He wasn't out spreading diseases like others. He seemed to be a great person who didn't partake in drugs etc. I have and will always love his music.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    She didn't even try to dance. Why did she even get up there? ???????

  • BRuhman_Vista

    On that note, let's hope there's no track in the vault that he recorded with Chris Brown. ???

  • sunni_daze

    Tidal subscription just went up, since they are the only ones who can stream his music.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Heard some of that foolishness this morning. Unbelievable. ???

  • Taylordanes

    ish had me dying!!!

  • MsSincerity

    Yeah it was random, but how is me asking that offensive? I looked at your name and wondered if you were a white man (the jury is still out on that one), mocking black people. They do that a lot on other sites. (shrugs)

  • E Love

    Exactly! Who??? Not even someone of their DNA.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    The rumors regarding his health and death.......

    Prince used drugs in his early years in the industry, this is well known and his protege' Vanity dicussed this at length. She was a life long Herion and Cocain Abuser.She cleaned up and turned to God but had many relapses. At the time of her Death She was reportedly clean for some years.

    Prince also cleaned up in the late 90s and changed his Risky life style. However as typical of hardcore drug users he did relapse , for him they were triggered by trama in life, deaths of close friends and family.There were health consequenes from his early lifestyle , he was a voriacious reader, he preferred to research and study and sought to heal himself. He also suffered with excruciating pain for years from untreated medical issues which got so intense he eventually consented to pain medication.

    Behind the scenes its being said the recent death of Denise Mattews (Vanity) triggered his biggest relaspe in years. It was very simple.... he still loved her.....still .....very very much. The pain he felt was to overwelming for him.He felt responsible for her death and her lifetime of pain and abuse. She suffered from being swallowed up in Hollywood Macabre and was passed around and manipulated by many Studio Executives , after all she was really just a child when she connected with Prince.

    She broke his heart , she left Prince Chasing Bigger Fame. She wanted to be an Actress a Movie Star. As she met people in the Movie Industry through her association with Prince she was told Prince just wasnt powerfull enough and would never be able to make her a movie star, she left him chasing dreams of being a Hollywood Starlet. (Vanity ) Denise Mattews died Febuary 15, 2016.

    Prince was a Gemni like Tupac, both Genius and Elusive and God Like... Trapped in a world they were much to large to be contained in.

    "I am like God and God like me. I am as large as God, He is as small as I.He cannot above me, nor I beneath Him be." - Angelus Silesius 17 Century Mystic

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    And that's why he had a vault and all that security, he said he will die but you ain't getting ish. Side note , has Morris said anything?

  • Scroogwap

    "Prince used drugs in his early years in the industry, this is well known "

    SANDRA NEEDS TO BOOT YOU OFF THE SITE!

    CREEP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Those shoes were just too damn big to fill.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    It's interesting on the days that died and days after that it rains as if the heaven have to open some kind of special gate for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Maybe he didn't like those songs and that why they haven't been released.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    I hated and just be I think Justin is a little?.It was awful and none of the songs were him. They didn't represent who Michael was.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Youve read me all wrong, and what was written all wrong. Im a fan of Prince as a person and his Music. My Sincere apologies if you feel that way. He had a beautiful heart and mind.

  • Afiya

    #POTUS is on one today :applause:

  • GubmentCheeze

    If you look back on your tone you would see that it was random and offensive. For you to just ask like that is disrespectful to the core but its cool. Im not into thumb thuggin. Do you have any more questions? How about a blackness quiz? Or do you have a brown bag available to measure my skin tone. Chile boo... Im a sista

  • Scroogwap
  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    I believe this. He might have two or three just in case this happens to me then to get this but if this happens you get diddle.

  • Afiya

    Never too late.

  • SG

    People make me sick!

  • IBJuliet

    I concur. MJ's name and legacy was all that was needed to sale his music and adding Justin was a worthless contribution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    She better hope nothing happens to that phone.

  • ifixstudentloans

    Thank You Sandra!

  • Afiya

    The King children didnt fare too well.

  • Scroogwap

    Prince- Diamonds and Pearls

    https://youtu.be/2fUGP98IcOA

  • MsSincerity

    "disrespectful to the core"? Really???? I explained to you why I asked. Random yes, offensive, NOT AT ALL! Whatever, I'll let you have your "sensitive moment", because I don't get it. Good Day!

  • Vonn

    Yes, that was the best part.

  • Alisa

    Im glad I hv my purple vinyl album all my 45's & CD's and my raggedy Right On poster. My father has a very extensive vinyl music collection even still has cassette tapes. MJ, Whitney Houston albums Im so glad he never got rid of them.

  • Saywhatnow?

    Sandra will you please stop -This IS earth shattering, how can it not be??? So many heartbroken over this man, this genius, this beautiful soul. I'm in shock. I wasn't in shock when Michael died, very sad, but not shocked. I knew he was in trouble medically with the burns he received and really because there was always something going on in Michael's life.. -not Prince he made us pay attention to the music. Only the music. This black man wore 3'inch heels, a full face of makeup with coiffed hair and no one questioned it. We only cared about his beautiful Music. So to say this isn't earth shattering as Michael's death is not true.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Sadly, Stevie may be one of the few remaining musicians with talent that's comperable to that of Prince. ??

  • Alisa

    I hope his sister will figure out a way to honor what he wanted. It is good not to see greedy family members fake crying and fighting. Prince was a true musical genius you hv to admire him for living his life and doing music his way. I loved his solo "While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Tom Petty and Steve Winwood. Ledisi & Prince " Aint Gonna Miss You When You're Gone"

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    To ''THEM'' he was worth more dead than alive...it's weird because this happen as soon as he won the case and got sole ownership over his music! This man was clearly prepared or well preparing...

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    What do U mean "While not as earth-shattering as Michael Jackson‘s death on June 25, 2009," ??

    That's really not for U to say! Plus a very mean,no compassion remark...I am ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED. My life will never be the same.This is the worse year of my life!!!!

  • ???

    I been a fan..I mean a SUPER fan since I was a teen but Tidal can miss me. I will not be strong armed into ANYTHING! Ugh!!

  • ???

    Art imitating life.

  • GubmentCheeze

    You tried to get a rise out of me on a Friday which is technically impossible. Not only was your original question and tone disrespectful but for you even ask is offensive. And for your to assume that I am white and just making a caricature of "rosebuds" because of a few statements you have read makes me think your closed minded. Stop making assumptions because you will make a fool out of yourself. Dont ever come for me again.....

  • GubmentCheeze

    You tried to get a rise out of me on a Friday which is technically impossible. Not only was your original question and tone disrespectful but for you even ask is offensive. And for your to assume that I am white and just making a caricature of "rosebuds" because of a few statements you have read makes me think your closed minded. Stop making assumptions because you will make a fool out of yourself. Dont ever come for me again.....

  • GubmentCheeze

    You tried to get a rise out of me on a Friday which is technically impossible. Not only was your original question and tone disrespectful but for you even ask is offensive. And for your to assume that I am white and just making a caricature of "rosebuds" because of a few statements you have read makes me think your closed minded. Stop making assumptions because you will make a fool out of yourself. Dont ever come for me again.....

  • ebonics

    I wonder who is going to inherit his estate...? and I love that video of him kicking dead fish kim off stage hahah she cant even dance her spanx are too tight.. ole no rhythm heffa haha! How can you be onstage wit PRINCE whilst his music is playing and not even rock your body, no two step, no dip, not even a head nod? Girrrrrl... smh, something is wrong wit that fake broad. And look her booty was a normal size back then and that was right before kanghey. Who she think shes foolin'.

  • ebonics

    I wonder who is going to inherit his estate...? and I love that video of him kicking dead fish kim off stage hahah she cant even dance her spanx are too tight.. ole no rhythm heffa haha! How can you be onstage wit PRINCE whilst his music is playing and not even rock your body, no two step, no dip, not even a head nod? Girrrrrl... smh, something is wrong wit that fake broad. And look her booty was a normal size back then and that was right before kanghey. Who she think shes foolin'.

  • ebonics

    I wonder who is going to inherit his estate...? and I love that video of him kicking dead fish kim off stage hahah she cant even dance her spanx are too tight.. ole no rhythm heffa haha! How can you be onstage wit PRINCE whilst his music is playing and not even rock your body, no two step, no dip, not even a head nod? Girrrrrl... smh, something is wrong wit that fake broad. And look her booty was a normal size back then and that was right before kanghey. Who she think shes foolin'.

  • ???

    Flat out ridiculous.

  • ???

    Flat out ridiculous.

  • ???

    Flat out ridiculous.

  • ebonics

    Oh yeah they def took him out like they did MJ and Whitney. I just hope they all repented and were right with God before they took their last breath. In the end thats all that really matters.

  • ebonics

    Oh yeah they def took him out like they did MJ and Whitney. I just hope they all repented and were right with God before they took their last breath. In the end thats all that really matters.

  • ebonics

    Oh yeah they def took him out like they did MJ and Whitney. I just hope they all repented and were right with God before they took their last breath. In the end thats all that really matters.

  • Sucker Free

    Hay there...you live in the land? Me too :-)

    Got to get a newspaper when i leave work

  • Sucker Free

    Hay there...you live in the land? Me too :-)

    Got to get a newspaper when i leave work

  • Sucker Free

    Hay there...you live in the land? Me too :-)

    Got to get a newspaper when i leave work

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Tamron and her fine ass.
    And she seems to have gotten a bit thicker lately.
    All I can say is: bang, bang, bang!!!

  • Scroogwap

    I don't believe he died of a drug overdose! Supa Cat did an interview about artists being killed for their music! Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Michael Jackson, Prince and the list goes on!

    Prince was AWAKE and knew the music industry was evil!

  • Kiki R.

    Glad to know I'm not the only one that feels they took him out. And I have a strong hunch he knew they were going to also. I think he just wanted his babies (his music) back with him before they did.

  • Guest who

    Yes he was its just so said he didn't a heir to continue his name and keep his legacy going. I know Mayte had tried but but he lost his son and she also had a miscarriage. He probably left amounts to people he cherished most. And then his management and lawyers may keep the music catalog and estate going. So sad.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes I do I had to hunt one down.

  • MsSincerity

    Tried to get a rise out of you HOW?..... and me thinking that you were white had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with your comment or any other comments. Once again, I asked you if you were white because of your NAME (GubmentCheeze). There are a bunch of white commenters on other sites that have names and photos that mocks black stereotypes, and I was just was trying to figure out whether you were one of them or not, because if so, I was not gonna reply to your comment......NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS. I tried to determine that on my own without asking, but I couldn't check your comment history because your profile was private. Now if you are still "allegedly" offended after that explanation, then you deserve to be offended. And what assumptions did I make? If you assume something, that means you consider it true. I asked you a question, which means that I didn't know, which means that I wasn't assuming anything. You are the one that is making a fool out of yourself by taking something so minuscule and turning it into something that's quite ridiculous. Go get your arm checked out, because you've reached so far with this, that your arm may be out of socket. You say "don't ever come for you again" like you just read me or something. Chile Bye! Please take your foolishness and keep it moving. #IknowthatyouareWHITE #fakeoffended #coverblown

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    True that!

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    So sad!

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    She shoulda danced instead of tryna be cute she ain't changed one damn bit

  • Oya Shango

    His sister and her six children are believed to be the heir to Prince's estate. She is his only living biological next of kin, and they were close and he loved her.

  • don juan

    I believe that they killed him

  • Jm5150

    im willing to bet we will never see security footage because it will have been mysteriously shut off or erased

  • stanley

    Prince didn't call the tabloids about his net-worth like Beyonce and her team lol.. He just keep working and let his music do the talking.

  • stanley

    Prince didn't call the tabloids about his net-worth like Beyonce and her team lol.. He just keep working and let his music do the talking.

  • S. Williams

    LEAVE

  • TRUTHSEEKER

    TO HIS FANS, REMEMBER HIS RAINBOWS ..... TWINS,, THEY LEFT IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.. TYPICAL OF PRINCE. HIS GIFT, TO ALL OF U. THE ONE PURE THING HE LEFT, TO PROVE HIS LOVE, IT CAN NEVER BE TAINTED.. OR FORGOTTEN. OR STOLEN,,,,, RIP BABY..... MAY U FIND, THE MUSIC OF THE UNIVERSE.

  • TRUTHSEEKER

    WE NEED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION NOW!!!!! AIDS, DRUGS, SKY IS BLUE.. WHAT LIE NEXT? SEEMS ANYTHING, PLAUSIBLE.. THAT MAKES INVESTIGATING... SEEM UNIMPORTANT. THEY BETA TESTED EVERY SCENARIO... BUT, THE MOST OBVIOUS! >HOW CONVENIENT.
    U CAN REWRITE THE STORY, A MILLION TIMES.. PR WILL SPREAD IT, WORLDWIDE.. EVIDENCE DESTROYED.. SO WHO WOULD KNOW.. BUT, I HEAR U WHISPER IN MY EAR... DONT U EVER, LET IT GO..

  • GubmentCheeze

    You wrote that whole paragraph and change about a week after your original ignorance. You need a life, a man, a dog, a hobby or maybe even Jesus. I really wish I could see you face to face just for your crazy a z z to shut up. I dont need you to validate me or my heritage (AA) but what I need is for you to get a therapist. You should not be so preoccupied with me. Especially since I only read your first and last sentence of that novel you just posted. Get a life sweetheart or get some lovin. Maybe that will unwind ya tight a z z. Now if you really ready to jump send me ya email and I will take it from there. Lets see how this happens. I will tell you once again I am from Philly born n raised in Brickyard. Germantown High School graduated in 2005. Dont come for me your probably a yt man sitting in ohio right now eating funyuns and playing Pokemon.

  • GubmentCheeze

    You are too preoccupied with my race (which is AA) and its scary. For you to write a paragraph on your anger about me just because I comment goes to show how much of a life you need. Maybe you need a puppy or a man. Imma say this once. Im from Brickyard (Philly) went to germantown high and graduated. Look you wont believe me unless you get a pic or validation but Im just happy getting a rise out of you. If you feeling some type of way send me ya email I will take it from there.....