Prince, the late music icon, may be dead but he lives in our memories. A lot of stories have been told about this man – some quite interesting ones and others that are really weird.
The legend spoke with Carol Cooper way back in June, 1983, while answering a question on whether white people understand his art.
In his words: “No, of course they don’t. How many black people understand? White people are very good at categorizing things – and if you tell them anything they’ll remember it, write books about it. But understand? You have to live a life to understand it. Tourists just pass through.”
Prince loved people, and did his best to serve humanity. The musician said in an interview with NME, according to a report from the Guardian: “People fascinate me. They’re amazing! Life fascinates me! And I’m no more fascinated by my own life than by anyone else’s.”
It’s true that almost everyone has a Prince story.
He was a legend, a virtuoso, one of the true gods of music. But he was also (at times, anyway) a person in the world like anyone else. He liked to send goofy Internet memes to his friends. He made really good scrambled eggs – GQ Magazine.
Here’s a compilation of testimonies from those who knew him: