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Robert3rd

NPR Music Interview with Mayte

Did anyone here Mayte's interview on NPR today? It was funny, informative and sad. The interviewer asked a very poignant question regarding the death of Ahmir, and whether or not it was a factor in Prince's turn to drugs. They ended the interview with the Prince song "Comeback." I got a little misty eyed. Thoughts? On the interviewe for those who caught it?
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Reply #1 posted 04/04/17 5:32am

joytotheworld

I didnt, but saw the GMA interview. She said MUSIC was his DRUG and she never saw him use drugs and that he was a machine. What was her answer to the interviewer regarding the drug use question?

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Reply #2 posted 04/04/17 5:48am

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Who interviewed her? Was it one of the longer interviews they do or just a magazine piece kinda thing?
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #3 posted 04/04/17 6:06am

Robert3rd

mikeyaddict said:

Who interviewed her? Was it one of the longer interviews they do or just a magazine piece kinda thing?


http://www.npr.org/2017/0...dicted-how
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Reply #4 posted 04/04/17 6:09am

Robert3rd

joytotheworld said:

I didnt, but saw the GMA interview. She said MUSIC was his DRUG and she never saw him use drugs and that he was a machine. What was her answer to the interviewer regarding the drug use question?

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If I remember correctly she said NO ONE gets over the death of their child.
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Reply #5 posted 04/04/17 6:32am

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Can't believe the question on drug use as if it's a foregone conclusion that he had been on them!

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Can't believe the question on drug use as if it's a foregone conclusion that he had been on them!

[Edited 4/4/17 6:36am]

That is the narrative that the media wants to put out despite the ridculousness of someone being high out of their ass over 20 - 30 years and get the things done that he did. Unless Mayte ( who appears to know nothing about his overall health) or his family explains what was going on with him even if they have to put out his private health information this is just going to get worst.

At least Mrs. Mayte is starting to wake up and smell the coffee and see that the media just wants to pry defaming info out her. Glad to see she is not going along. If she does not know anything she does not knowing anything and who would gloss over the effect that the death of child with terrible birth defect would do to the strongest person eek

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Reply #7 posted 04/04/17 7:37am

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Once again, here she clearly states she cannot talk about drug use cause she never witnessed any of that, which is exactly what she says in the book.

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Once again, here she clearly states she cannot talk about drug use cause she never witnessed any of that, which is exactly what she says in the book.

But that is not what taken out of the book by the tabs and she does speculate that maybe he did not have migraines and they she may have missed something. eek

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Reply #9 posted 04/04/17 9:55am

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joytotheworld said:

I didnt, but saw the GMA interview. She said MUSIC was his DRUG and she never saw him use drugs and that he was a machine. What was her answer to the interviewer regarding the drug use question?

[Edited 4/4/17 5:33am]



It once again is the media that will not stop calling out drug use BS.
The media needs to correct their story.
Those that knew Prince have ALL said he did not do drugs...the media DID NOT know him.
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Reply #10 posted 04/04/17 4:17pm

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Did I hear her right? Did she say she told her mom, when she was 9, that going to marry Prince? For years she said she wasn't even a fan before they met, it was her parents. shake

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Reply #11 posted 04/04/17 10:56pm

LBrent

gingerwildwood said:

Did I hear her right? Did she say she told her mom, when she was 9, that going to marry Prince? For years she said she wasn't even a fan before they met, it was her parents. shake

Nope. You heard right.

That and then she'd usually say, during P's prince years , "I never called him Prince ever, so I never knew him as that name."

But what I've found odd so far is the professional male belly dancer who wore "tasteful eyeliner" and "was named Ahmir", too.

eek confused

A friend gifted me tonight with the audiobook with Mayte reading the book. I'm doing spring cleaning and listening.

wink

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Reply #12 posted 04/04/17 11:28pm

FlyOnTheWall

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gingerwildwood said:

Did I hear her right? Did she say she told her mom, when she was 9, that going to marry Prince? For years she said she wasn't even a fan before they met, it was her parents. shake

Nope. You heard right.

That and then she'd usually say, during P's prince years , "I never called him Prince ever, so I never knew him as that name."

But what I've found odd so far is the professional male belly dancer who wore "tasteful eyeliner" and "was named Ahmir", too.

eek confused

A friend gifted me tonight with the audiobook with Mayte reading the book. I'm doing spring cleaning and listening.

wink

[Edited 4/4/17 23:00pm]

Very interesting. Could you please elaborate, LBrent?? Was this "professional male belly dancer" who "was named Ahmir" Mayte's friend?

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Reply #13 posted 04/05/17 12:33am

LBrent

FlyOnTheWall said:

LBrent said:

Nope. You heard right.

That and then she'd usually say, during P's prince years , "I never called him Prince ever, so I never knew him as that name."

But what I've found odd so far is the professional male belly dancer who wore "tasteful eyeliner" and "was named Ahmir", too.

eek confused

A friend gifted me tonight with the audiobook with Mayte reading the book. I'm doing spring cleaning and listening.

wink

[Edited 4/4/17 23:00pm]

Very interesting. Could you please elaborate, LBrent?? Was this "professional male belly dancer" who "was named Ahmir" Mayte's friend?

I'm not that far into it. So far I'm just up to the part where she's around 8 or so and her family goes to a dance competition in Atlanta and these two big performers she respects are there...this Ahmir guy is apparently a huge deal in the belly dance world and this is around the time she had learned to dance with the sword on her head.

So she had 3 significant "princes" in her life?

Wow

eek

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Reply #14 posted 04/05/17 5:54am

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Having seen MAYTE in person last night at a book signing in NYC and seeing her and having her speak to questions that the audience for her, I have even more respect for her than I did before. Also seeing some people there from her days with PRINCE still working with her shows that she was not just someone that latched on to him and that he cared about for a minute. MAYTE understands the media, and I am sure they wanted her story first and foremost, I mean think about it, who would the PRESS go to upon his death? I mean PRINCE was so sporatic and people around him (musicians etc) kept changing, sure there was KIRK but nobody knew Kirk but the fans, even some were shocked that he was still that much a part of his world.

But her accounts of certain things last night were deeply touching, to her and to the people that were there and even to the security guards. It is obvious and even more obvious now that PRINCE was beyond private and alone, and tragic things that occured shook him more than he would let on too. I mean just the deaths prior to his own had to shake him, Vanity, Bowie, Glen Frey, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, we will never know his state of mind, regardless of what a magazine or the media will say, call it, or write it off as, you just will never know. But what is true is the fact that PRINCE chased after MAYTE once he saw her, something clicked, whatever it was, and to dismiss her as a protege or "female" he had to show off would be slighting her big time. Countless videos she was in on the editing for during that era, as she said "PRINCE could not stand editors because they always screw it up", so she was in on a lot of the editing, especially "Peach" and "The Morning Papers" as an example but almost everything during that "symbol" era.

What I got from the minute or two talking to her personally was that she is genuine, the eyes don't lie. I mentioned to her "It's good to see you in person again it has been awhile" and she laughed and then I said "Tower Records in store signing w the NPG and Prince" in 1994, and she said WOW "I was wearing the red outfit at that wasn't I" and she knew it, exactly what she wore, 19 years old at the time, 24 years later, it was like a blink of an eye.


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Reply #15 posted 04/05/17 6:10am

206Michelle

Robert3rd said:

Did anyone here Mayte's interview on NPR today? It was funny, informative and sad. The interviewer asked a very poignant question regarding the death of Ahmir, and whether or not it was a factor in Prince's turn to drugs. They ended the interview with the Prince song "Comeback." I got a little misty eyed. Thoughts? On the interviewe for those who caught it?

I didn't listen to the interview live, but found it when I did a Google search yesterday. I really liked it. It was respectful, but insightful. I love that NPR included a snippet of Diamonds and Pearls in the peice, because D&P is 1 of my 2 favourite Prince songs and has a lot of sentimental value 4 me. I like that the song Comeback was played at the end...that was very touching.

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Reply #16 posted 04/05/17 6:51am

206Michelle

lastdecember said:

Having seen MAYTE in person last night at a book signing in NYC and seeing her and having her speak to questions that the audience for her, I have even more respect for her than I did before. Also seeing some people there from her days with PRINCE still working with her shows that she was not just someone that latched on to him and that he cared about for a minute. MAYTE understands the media, and I am sure they wanted her story first and foremost, I mean think about it, who would the PRESS go to upon his death? I mean PRINCE was so sporatic and people around him (musicians etc) kept changing, sure there was KIRK but nobody knew Kirk but the fans, even some were shocked that he was still that much a part of his world.

But her accounts of certain things last night were deeply touching, to her and to the people that were there and even to the security guards. It is obvious and even more obvious now that PRINCE was beyond private and alone, and tragic things that occured shook him more than he would let on too. I mean just the deaths prior to his own had to shake him, Vanity, Bowie, Glen Frey, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, we will never know his state of mind, regardless of what a magazine or the media will say, call it, or write it off as, you just will never know. But what is true is the fact that PRINCE chased after MAYTE once he saw her, something clicked, whatever it was, and to dismiss her as a protege or "female" he had to show off would be slighting her big time. Countless videos she was in on the editing for during that era, as she said "PRINCE could not stand editors because they always screw it up", so she was in on a lot of the editing, especially "Peach" and "The Morning Papers" as an example but almost everything during that "symbol" era.

What I got from the minute or two talking to her personally was that she is genuine, the eyes don't lie. I mentioned to her "It's good to see you in person again it has been awhile" and she laughed and then I said "Tower Records in store signing w the NPG and Prince" in 1994, and she said WOW "I was wearing the red outfit at that wasn't I" and she knew it, exactly what she wore, 19 years old at the time, 24 years later, it was like a blink of an eye.

lastdecember,

If U don't mind, and to the best of your memory, Can U share some of the questions that people asked as well as Mayte's responses to the questions?

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Reply #17 posted 04/05/17 6:52am

206Michelle

mikeyaddict said:

Who interviewed her? Was it one of the longer interviews they do or just a magazine piece kinda thing?

David Greene did the interview. Shannon Rhoades did the introduction to the peice.

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Reply #18 posted 04/05/17 7:36am

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lastdecember said:

Having seen MAYTE in person last night at a book signing in NYC and seeing her and having her speak to questions that the audience for her, I have even more respect for her than I did before. Also seeing some people there from her days with PRINCE still working with her shows that she was not just someone that latched on to him and that he cared about for a minute. MAYTE understands the media, and I am sure they wanted her story first and foremost, I mean think about it, who would the PRESS go to upon his death? I mean PRINCE was so sporatic and people around him (musicians etc) kept changing, sure there was KIRK but nobody knew Kirk but the fans, even some were shocked that he was still that much a part of his world.



But her accounts of certain things last night were deeply touching, to her and to the people that were there and even to the security guards. It is obvious and even more obvious now that PRINCE was beyond private and alone, and tragic things that occured shook him more than he would let on too. I mean just the deaths prior to his own had to shake him, Vanity, Bowie, Glen Frey, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, we will never know his state of mind, regardless of what a magazine or the media will say, call it, or write it off as, you just will never know. But what is true is the fact that PRINCE chased after MAYTE once he saw her, something clicked, whatever it was, and to dismiss her as a protege or "female" he had to show off would be slighting her big time. Countless videos she was in on the editing for during that era, as she said "PRINCE could not stand editors because they always screw it up", so she was in on a lot of the editing, especially "Peach" and "The Morning Papers" as an example but almost everything during that "symbol" era.



What I got from the minute or two talking to her personally was that she is genuine, the eyes don't lie. I mentioned to her "It's good to see you in person again it has been awhile" and she laughed and then I said "Tower Records in store signing w the NPG and Prince" in 1994, and she said WOW "I was wearing the red outfit at that wasn't I" and she knew it, exactly what she wore, 19 years old at the time, 24 years later, it was like a blink of an eye.


//How was Prince sporadic when many of the people he employed thru the years he knew from his childhood. Kirk goes back to his neighborhood. How about Kim Berry or Morris Hayes if even Sheila E who knew him since 1977. How does someone who out of her mouth admit that she had not spoken to him since 2006 know anything about his thoughts or how alone he was. Funny how people who knew him over the last 20 years say the exact opposite. I am not even going to go into how she is another associate taking credit for work that she has no way of proving her input into. I will give her this much whatever she has going for her it definitely makes some people blind and she definitely put it on Prince and she is still pulling it off.
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Reply #19 posted 04/05/17 8:02am

benni

laurarichardson said:

lastdecember said:

Having seen MAYTE in person last night at a book signing in NYC and seeing her and having her speak to questions that the audience for her, I have even more respect for her than I did before. Also seeing some people there from her days with PRINCE still working with her shows that she was not just someone that latched on to him and that he cared about for a minute. MAYTE understands the media, and I am sure they wanted her story first and foremost, I mean think about it, who would the PRESS go to upon his death? I mean PRINCE was so sporatic and people around him (musicians etc) kept changing, sure there was KIRK but nobody knew Kirk but the fans, even some were shocked that he was still that much a part of his world.

But her accounts of certain things last night were deeply touching, to her and to the people that were there and even to the security guards. It is obvious and even more obvious now that PRINCE was beyond private and alone, and tragic things that occured shook him more than he would let on too. I mean just the deaths prior to his own had to shake him, Vanity, Bowie, Glen Frey, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, we will never know his state of mind, regardless of what a magazine or the media will say, call it, or write it off as, you just will never know. But what is true is the fact that PRINCE chased after MAYTE once he saw her, something clicked, whatever it was, and to dismiss her as a protege or "female" he had to show off would be slighting her big time. Countless videos she was in on the editing for during that era, as she said "PRINCE could not stand editors because they always screw it up", so she was in on a lot of the editing, especially "Peach" and "The Morning Papers" as an example but almost everything during that "symbol" era.

What I got from the minute or two talking to her personally was that she is genuine, the eyes don't lie. I mentioned to her "It's good to see you in person again it has been awhile" and she laughed and then I said "Tower Records in store signing w the NPG and Prince" in 1994, and she said WOW "I was wearing the red outfit at that wasn't I" and she knew it, exactly what she wore, 19 years old at the time, 24 years later, it was like a blink of an eye.

//How was Prince sporadic when many of the people he employed thru the years he knew from his childhood. Kirk goes back to his neighborhood. How about Kim Berry or Morris Hayes if even Sheila E who knew him since 1977. How does someone who out of her mouth admit that she had not spoken to him since 2006 know anything about his thoughts or how alone he was. Funny how people who knew him over the last 20 years say the exact opposite. I am not even going to go into how she is another associate taking credit for work that she has no way of proving her input into. I will give her this much whatever she has going for her it definitely makes some people blind and she definitely put it on Prince and she is still pulling it off. [Edited 4/5/17 7:37am] [Edited 4/5/17 7:58am] [Edited 4/5/17 7:59am]


lastdecember didn't say Mayte said Prince was sporadic, that was lastdecember's input.

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Reply #20 posted 04/05/17 9:07am

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benni said:

laurarichardson said:

lastdecember said: //How was Prince sporadic when many of the people he employed thru the years he knew from his childhood. Kirk goes back to his neighborhood. How about Kim Berry or Morris Hayes if even Sheila E who knew him since 1977. How does someone who out of her mouth admit that she had not spoken to him since 2006 know anything about his thoughts or how alone he was. Funny how people who knew him over the last 20 years say the exact opposite. I am not even going to go into how she is another associate taking credit for work that she has no way of proving her input into. I will give her this much whatever she has going for her it definitely makes some people blind and she definitely put it on Prince and she is still pulling it off. [Edited 4/5/17 7:37am] [Edited 4/5/17 7:58am] [Edited 4/5/17 7:59am]


lastdecember didn't say Mayte said Prince was sporadic, that was lastdecember's input.

People were In and OUT my reference is to his bands and his work, NO ONE was in his band all the time, we went through this BS with Morris Hayes thread when when we agreed that he was in awhile then out than in here and out there that was what I am talking about, not how often they called him on the phone which. I was not referencing Kirk who was there or Shelia whom he knew since 77 but she also as SHE SAID had no contact with him for awhile especially in the 90's when PRINCE Was going another way with music and cursed too much as she said on Larry King's internet show. They all were in and out, Renato, rhonda, Michael B, Sonny T, Eric Leeds who was out of the band than popped up for the Letterman and Today shows in 1996.

As for Prince being alone, we are not talking on a stage or in a studio or out for a show, alone is a bigger thing than that. And sorry but more than Mayte have commented on that, and a few more have commented on "drug rumors" though never seeing it. Whom are the other associates that have "taken credit" for things they did not do? Morris Day, Susannah, Shelia etc....last time i checked a lot of them said stuff and have said it was "Uncredited". Now For Mayte to comment on helping in the editing room, we know she directed storyboarded "the one" as a fact, though im sure we don't believe her either. And nice to mention Kirk who probably in my opinion had a lot of knowledge of things "going on" whatever they may be.


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Reply #21 posted 04/05/17 10:36am

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lastdecember said:

benni said:


lastdecember didn't say Mayte said Prince was sporadic, that was lastdecember's input.

People were In and OUT my reference is to his bands and his work, NO ONE was in his band all the time, we went through this BS with Morris Hayes thread when when we agreed that he was in awhile then out than in here and out there that was what I am talking about, not how often they called him on the phone which. I was not referencing Kirk who was there or Shelia whom he knew since 77 but she also as SHE SAID had no contact with him for awhile especially in the 90's when PRINCE Was going another way with music and cursed too much as she said on Larry King's internet show. They all were in and out, Renato, rhonda, Michael B, Sonny T, Eric Leeds who was out of the band than popped up for the Letterman and Today shows in 1996.

As for Prince being alone, we are not talking on a stage or in a studio or out for a show, alone is a bigger thing than that. And sorry but more than Mayte have commented on that, and a few more have commented on "drug rumors" though never seeing it. Whom are the other associates that have "taken credit" for things they did not do? Morris Day, Susannah, Shelia etc....last time i checked a lot of them said stuff and have said it was "Uncredited". Now For Mayte to comment on helping in the editing room, we know she directed storyboarded "the one" as a fact, though im sure we don't believe her either. And nice to mention Kirk who probably in my opinion had a lot of knowledge of things "going on" whatever they may be.

We have no idea who he worked with out of the public view or communicated with. Morris Hayes has said he was around for 27 years. I can only remember a few configurations that he was not in and it was not for very long. Being musicians I would not expect anyone to work on projects with him continuously but he had a few people that were around for a good while. People who worked with him say he took good care of people. Shelby said he even use to call and talk to her mom.

Had big dinners with his bandmates. We simply cannot deem some one lonely based on what we know from the public view as Jill Jones said he had private relationships as he keep his private life private it does not mean he was sitting in the basement of PP alone in his down time.

As far as people being uncredited if you are paid as a work for hire musician you have been credited. I see Sheila E or even Morris Day being more critical to his early music than anything Mayte contributed and remember Prince was very good at praising both of them as musicians along with a few others. I do not remember him giving Mayte props for anything other than her dancing which in my opinion was not that great.

I am begining to see what Jill Jones said about making Prince out to be Sammy Lunchmeat.

I mean you think he was upset about Glen Frey's death eek Did he even know who Glen Frey was?

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Reply #22 posted 04/05/17 9:07pm

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laurarichardson said:



lastdecember said:




benni said:




lastdecember didn't say Mayte said Prince was sporadic, that was lastdecember's input.




People were In and OUT my reference is to his bands and his work, NO ONE was in his band all the time, we went through this BS with Morris Hayes thread when when we agreed that he was in awhile then out than in here and out there that was what I am talking about, not how often they called him on the phone which. I was not referencing Kirk who was there or Shelia whom he knew since 77 but she also as SHE SAID had no contact with him for awhile especially in the 90's when PRINCE Was going another way with music and cursed too much as she said on Larry King's internet show. They all were in and out, Renato, rhonda, Michael B, Sonny T, Eric Leeds who was out of the band than popped up for the Letterman and Today shows in 1996.



As for Prince being alone, we are not talking on a stage or in a studio or out for a show, alone is a bigger thing than that. And sorry but more than Mayte have commented on that, and a few more have commented on "drug rumors" though never seeing it. Whom are the other associates that have "taken credit" for things they did not do? Morris Day, Susannah, Shelia etc....last time i checked a lot of them said stuff and have said it was "Uncredited". Now For Mayte to comment on helping in the editing room, we know she directed storyboarded "the one" as a fact, though im sure we don't believe her either. And nice to mention Kirk who probably in my opinion had a lot of knowledge of things "going on" whatever they may be.





We have no idea who he worked with out of the public view or communicated with. Morris Hayes has said he was around for 27 years. I can only remember a few configurations that he was not in and it was not for very long. Being musicians I would not expect anyone to work on projects with him continuously but he had a few people that were around for a good while. People who worked with him say he took good care of people. Shelby said he even use to call and talk to her mom.


Had big dinners with his bandmates. We simply cannot deem some one lonely based on what we know from the public view as Jill Jones said he had private relationships as he keep his private life private it does not mean he was sitting in the basement of PP alone in his down time.



As far as people being uncredited if you are paid as a work for hire musician you have been credited. I see Sheila E or even Morris Day being more critical to his early music than anything Mayte contributed and remember Prince was very good at praising both of them as musicians along with a few others. I do not remember him giving Mayte props for anything other than her dancing which in my opinion was not that great.


I am begining to see what Jill Jones said about making Prince out to be Sammy Lunchmeat.


I mean you think he was upset about Glen Frey's death eek Did he even know who Glen Frey was?


I of course never knew Prince but I'm willing to bet he knew who Glen Frey was
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Reply #23 posted 04/06/17 2:32am

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laurarichardson said:

lastdecember said:

People were In and OUT my reference is to his bands and his work, NO ONE was in his band all the time, we went through this BS with Morris Hayes thread when when we agreed that he was in awhile then out than in here and out there that was what I am talking about, not how often they called him on the phone which. I was not referencing Kirk who was there or Shelia whom he knew since 77 but she also as SHE SAID had no contact with him for awhile especially in the 90's when PRINCE Was going another way with music and cursed too much as she said on Larry King's internet show. They all were in and out, Renato, rhonda, Michael B, Sonny T, Eric Leeds who was out of the band than popped up for the Letterman and Today shows in 1996.

As for Prince being alone, we are not talking on a stage or in a studio or out for a show, alone is a bigger thing than that. And sorry but more than Mayte have commented on that, and a few more have commented on "drug rumors" though never seeing it. Whom are the other associates that have "taken credit" for things they did not do? Morris Day, Susannah, Shelia etc....last time i checked a lot of them said stuff and have said it was "Uncredited". Now For Mayte to comment on helping in the editing room, we know she directed storyboarded "the one" as a fact, though im sure we don't believe her either. And nice to mention Kirk who probably in my opinion had a lot of knowledge of things "going on" whatever they may be.

We have no idea who he worked with out of the public view or communicated with. Morris Hayes has said he was around for 27 years. I can only remember a few configurations that he was not in and it was not for very long. Being musicians I would not expect anyone to work on projects with him continuously but he had a few people that were around for a good while. People who worked with him say he took good care of people. Shelby said he even use to call and talk to her mom.

Had big dinners with his bandmates. We simply cannot deem some one lonely based on what we know from the public view as Jill Jones said he had private relationships as he keep his private life private it does not mean he was sitting in the basement of PP alone in his down time.

As far as people being uncredited if you are paid as a work for hire musician you have been credited. I see Sheila E or even Morris Day being more critical to his early music than anything Mayte contributed and remember Prince was very good at praising both of them as musicians along with a few others. I do not remember him giving Mayte props for anything other than her dancing which in my opinion was not that great.

I am begining to see what Jill Jones said about making Prince out to be Sammy Lunchmeat.

I mean you think he was upset about Glen Frey's death eek Did he even know who Glen Frey was?

Are you kidding?! Who doesn't know who the Eagles are?

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laurarichardson said:




lastdecember said:




People were In and OUT my reference is to his bands and his work, NO ONE was in his band all the time, we went through this BS with Morris Hayes thread when when we agreed that he was in awhile then out than in here and out there that was what I am talking about, not how often they called him on the phone which. I was not referencing Kirk who was there or Shelia whom he knew since 77 but she also as SHE SAID had no contact with him for awhile especially in the 90's when PRINCE Was going another way with music and cursed too much as she said on Larry King's internet show. They all were in and out, Renato, rhonda, Michael B, Sonny T, Eric Leeds who was out of the band than popped up for the Letterman and Today shows in 1996.



As for Prince being alone, we are not talking on a stage or in a studio or out for a show, alone is a bigger thing than that. And sorry but more than Mayte have commented on that, and a few more have commented on "drug rumors" though never seeing it. Whom are the other associates that have "taken credit" for things they did not do? Morris Day, Susannah, Shelia etc....last time i checked a lot of them said stuff and have said it was "Uncredited". Now For Mayte to comment on helping in the editing room, we know she directed storyboarded "the one" as a fact, though im sure we don't believe her either. And nice to mention Kirk who probably in my opinion had a lot of knowledge of things "going on" whatever they may be.





We have no idea who he worked with out of the public view or communicated with. Morris Hayes has said he was around for 27 years. I can only remember a few configurations that he was not in and it was not for very long. Being musicians I would not expect anyone to work on projects with him continuously but he had a few people that were around for a good while. People who worked with him say he took good care of people. Shelby said he even use to call and talk to her mom.


Had big dinners with his bandmates. We simply cannot deem some one lonely based on what we know from the public view as Jill Jones said he had private relationships as he keep his private life private it does not mean he was sitting in the basement of PP alone in his down time.



As far as people being uncredited if you are paid as a work for hire musician you have been credited. I see Sheila E or even Morris Day being more critical to his early music than anything Mayte contributed and remember Prince was very good at praising both of them as musicians along with a few others. I do not remember him giving Mayte props for anything other than her dancing which in my opinion was not that great.


I am begining to see what Jill Jones said about making Prince out to be Sammy Lunchmeat.


I mean you think he was upset about Glen Frey's death eek Did he even know who Glen Frey was?




Are you kidding?! Who doesn't know who the Eagles are?




--/I know plenty of Funk/Soul fans who care less about the Eagals or know who they are. Stop assuming everyone is into rock. Some may know them for " I can't tell you why" but that is about it. This guy is making sound like Prince was crying and having a nervous breakdown over Glen. 😳
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Did I hear her right? Did she say she told her mom, when she was 9, that going to marry Prince? For years she said she wasn't even a fan before they met, it was her parents. shake

She said she was going to marry Prince or Luis Miguel. (who is a latin singer)

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Her and her sister bought the Purple Rain album and that is all they played that summer.

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Amir was a classically trained master and a principal dancer in the Russian ballet. Mayte and her mother took a dance class from Amir and another guy named George Abdo.

FlyOnTheWall said:

LBrent said:

Nope. You heard right.

That and then she'd usually say, during P's prince years , "I never called him Prince ever, so I never knew him as that name."

But what I've found odd so far is the professional male belly dancer who wore "tasteful eyeliner" and "was named Ahmir", too.

eek confused

A friend gifted me tonight with the audiobook with Mayte reading the book. I'm doing spring cleaning and listening.

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Very interesting. Could you please elaborate, LBrent?? Was this "professional male belly dancer" who "was named Ahmir" Mayte's friend?

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gingerwildwood said:

Did I hear her right? Did she say she told her mom, when she was 9, that going to marry Prince? For years she said she wasn't even a fan before they met, it was her parents. shake



Not exactly. What she said is that she told her mother she would marry EITHER Prince or Luis Miguel, after she saw a video of Prince on MTV.
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joytotheworld said:

I didnt, but saw the GMA interview. She said MUSIC was his DRUG and she never saw him use drugs and that he was a machine. What was her answer to the interviewer regarding the drug use question?

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If I remember correctly she said NO ONE gets over the death of their child.


What she said is, you don't ever get over something like that.
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After her first interview on GMA which was a bit rough, she quickly got better at interviewing. During the next interview (the U.K. one) she was more relaxed and positive. I noticed the change.
During this NPR interview she is even more relaxed and just downright gracious. Her speaking voice is very nice and somewhat soothing. She also has a fairly mature, almost motherly understanding way of seeing and expressing things.

That's my take on the interviews.

She certainly knew Prince very well, and although a long time has gone by, some things about a person remain the same. So her insight into who Prince was is important.
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