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Reply #30 posted 04/06/17 3:12pm

bibrose

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?

What is the basis of her conclusion that he turned to drugs because of the death of his son? There is no basis whatsoever! She has said she did not see him to use drugs when she was with him more than 17 years ago. However, she keeps making insinuations that lead to people concluding that he had a drug problem. The autopsy report did not show long-term use of drugs. The autopsy concluded that P died from an accidental overdose of Fentanyl that was mislabeled as Percocet and laced with U4 chemical. There is an active investigation still going on. However, she is making the interview rounds making unsubstantiated comments that suggest that he had a drug problem. This is in addition to the three tenous incidents she narrates in her book that do not support the fact that he had a drug problem. No matter what may have happened in the marriage, she has no right to continue giving interviews where she makes comments that suggest that P had a drug problem. The people who are close to her need to explain to her that she needs to be circumspect in the comments she makes in interviews about an issue that she had no current knowledge of.

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Reply #31 posted 04/06/17 3:48pm

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Talking about giving credit for contributions by other artistes, the instances that I have read where there may have been problems are 1) Andre Cymone leaving Revolution to pursue a solo career because he felt he did not get credit for his contribution to "Controversy" but he blamed WB and not P for that situation; and 2) Tommy Barbarella and Rosie Gaines regarding their contribution to "Diamonds and Pearls". This is discussed by Tommy B in an interview; and 3) comments that have been made over the years that Levi Seacer didn't get as much credit for his contributions.


Jesse Johnson has stated in no uncertain terms that P created the music on "Dirty Mind". The sense I got from interviews of Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam is that P composed most of the music they played. He would show up at rehearsals having stayed up all night and through the morning with tapes of music he recorded after their previous night rehearsal. They indicated that P would rehearse Time, and then go to rehearse Revolution, and then stay up after rehearsing Revolution to compose new songs or improve previously rehearsed songs.

The sense I get is that Mayte feels she should have had more credit for her contributions. As far as I can tell, her contributions had more to do with dancing and coreography. I don't think P hired her to influence his music even though she inspired a lot of the songs that he wrote while they were together.


In any case, when one reviews Prince Vault, it is clear to see who is credited on various albums. I stand to be corrected but this is the impression from what I have read so far. People need to stop rewriting history. Here are relevant links for those who want to read further.

http://www.waxpoetics.com...re-cymone/

http://mspmag.com/arts-an...arbarella/

https://www.facebook.com/...3702581224

http://www.sfgate.com/mus...204741.php

https://www.youtube.com/w...0Zj0beJ9FI


https://www.youtube.com/w...iozb_8DanQ

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?

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Reply #32 posted 04/07/17 5:37am

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MMJas said:

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. 😳 [Edited 4/6/17 3:14am]

Again that is U that are assuming that and NOTICE how you kindly left out all the other artists that had died in that short span of time to prove a point that is not even there. I didnt say he was losing his mind over it, I am saying you have no clue what his state of mind was, do you know how he felt when Vanity died? or Bowie? I mean he seemed to dedicate stuff to them and concert goers at those gigs said he seemed moved and saddened, and YES that is not saying he was distraught, but shit you are not in the mans head who knows what he was thinking, people dieing off and maybe LIKE ANY other human being getting older he might have just said "wow maybe this is it, time is short" who knows I know we all have this assumption that he didnt care about death and things like that, but you are not in his head, minds change, just like beliefs change and his often did.

As for Glen Frey I am sure he knew who the frigging Eagles were and Frey, im not saying he was jamming to the Eagles or Frey's music, but unlike U Prince did not label music like that, he spoke a lot of listening to Santana and Fleetwood Mac and early Chicago, so please already with this nonsense.


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Reply #33 posted 04/07/17 5:47am

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206Michelle 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.

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?

There were only a few questions at the event. But she was asked about "The One" video and how that came about, as far as the concept and how much he trusted her with the idea overall, and that is when she mentioned how he could not stand editors cause they tend to always mess it up.

There was also a question about the last time they spoke, and it was mentioned that it was about 7 years ago and it was very quick and almost just "how are you" "im fine" "are you sure" "Yeah everything is good" a very quick worded convo i gathered from it. But also mentioned her going to see LIV in concert i think 2years before his death, and he wasn't there and she was trying to not be known she was there and then she went another night and Prince's equipment was on stage so she thought for sure he would be there but he never showed and she mentioned that it was due to her being there, and how PRINCE was not a person looked back and it was all about now.

She did get a few questions in reference to her Rescue for animals foundation and the origings of that. and also she read a good portion from the book of their first meeting and the whole video tape story.

And last question was from someone asking about him ever "dressing down" and she said "NO, he always was as you saw him, as he would say" "I'm clean"


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Reply #34 posted 04/07/17 6:44am

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MMJas said:

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

FFs, that is not her responsability, what the tabs decide to speculate on. She keeps denying seeing him do drugs, time and time again. This is getting tiresome, really....

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Reply #35 posted 04/07/17 10:07am

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And it all seems to be directed at her, granted she did write the book so they are going to use what soundbytes that they can mold, HOWEVER i never hear anyone point out that in a recent interview Morris Hayes a long time Prince family member did with some radio internet thing, he said the same thing he also said there was talk about him and those things but he never witnessed it, so again all are denying rumors, and Lenny K the day after Prince died or two days later gave a radio interview which is on YouTube and he straight out said when he heard of his death he replied "they knew what it was" so where is that comment coming from or anyone jumping on them for it. Neither have books out but still they are talking about it when asked just as she is.


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Reply #36 posted 04/07/17 1:01pm

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lastdecember said:

And it all seems to be directed at her, granted she did write the book so they are going to use what soundbytes that they can mold, HOWEVER i never hear anyone point out that in a recent interview Morris Hayes a long time Prince family member did with some radio internet thing, he said the same thing he also said there was talk about him and those things but he never witnessed it, so again all are denying rumors, and Lenny K the day after Prince died or two days later gave a radio interview which is on YouTube and he straight out said when he heard of his death he replied "they knew what it was" so where is that comment coming from or anyone jumping on them for it. Neither have books out but still they are talking about it when asked just as she is.

Morris Hayes said he asked Prince directly if he was using drugs and he told him no but he was under a lot of strees.

Lenny did not what it was at all. I also do not see blaring headlines about either of these comments.

I also think once again that people are discounting him telling her he had migrains and how they are triggers for seizures. There are clips of P's hands shaking and his eyes rolling around from the Under The Cherry Moon MTV interview. All things that could have been from seizure or the meds for them.

We still do not know what health issues he was dealing with.

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Reply #37 posted 04/07/17 4:43pm

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bibrose said:



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?


What is the basis of her conclusion that he turned to drugs because of the death of his son? There is no basis whatsoever! She has said she did not see him to use drugs when she was with him more than 17 years ago. However, she keeps making insinuations that lead to people concluding that he had a drug problem. The autopsy report did not show long-term use of drugs. The autopsy concluded that P died from an accidental overdose of Fentanyl that was mislabeled as Percocet and laced with U4 chemical. There is an active investigation still going on. However, she is making the interview rounds making unsubstantiated comments that suggest that he had a drug problem. This is in addition to the three tenous incidents she narrates in her book that do not support the fact that he had a drug problem. No matter what may have happened in the marriage, she has no right to continue giving interviews where she makes comments that suggest that P had a drug problem. The people who are close to her need to explain to her that she needs to be circumspect in the comments she makes in interviews about an issue that she had no current knowledge of.




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Reply #38 posted 04/07/17 9:10pm

206Michelle

lastdecember said:

206Michelle said:

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?

There were only a few questions at the event. But she was asked about "The One" video and how that came about, as far as the concept and how much he trusted her with the idea overall, and that is when she mentioned how he could not stand editors cause they tend to always mess it up.

There was also a question about the last time they spoke, and it was mentioned that it was about 7 years ago and it was very quick and almost just "how are you" "im fine" "are you sure" "Yeah everything is good" a very quick worded convo i gathered from it. But also mentioned her going to see LIV in concert i think 2years before his death, and he wasn't there and she was trying to not be known she was there and then she went another night and Prince's equipment was on stage so she thought for sure he would be there but he never showed and she mentioned that it was due to her being there, and how PRINCE was not a person looked back and it was all about now.

She did get a few questions in reference to her Rescue for animals foundation and the origings of that. and also she read a good portion from the book of their first meeting and the whole video tape story.

And last question was from someone asking about him ever "dressing down" and she said "NO, he always was as you saw him, as he would say" "I'm clean"

Thank U, lastdecember!

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Reply #39 posted 04/08/17 5:55am

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laurarichardson said:

lastdecember said:

And it all seems to be directed at her, granted she did write the book so they are going to use what soundbytes that they can mold, HOWEVER i never hear anyone point out that in a recent interview Morris Hayes a long time Prince family member did with some radio internet thing, he said the same thing he also said there was talk about him and those things but he never witnessed it, so again all are denying rumors, and Lenny K the day after Prince died or two days later gave a radio interview which is on YouTube and he straight out said when he heard of his death he replied "they knew what it was" so where is that comment coming from or anyone jumping on them for it. Neither have books out but still they are talking about it when asked just as she is.

Morris Hayes said he asked Prince directly if he was using drugs and he told him no but he was under a lot of strees.

Lenny did not what it was at all. I also do not see blaring headlines about either of these comments.

I also think once again that people are discounting him telling her he had migrains and how they are triggers for seizures. There are clips of P's hands shaking and his eyes rolling around from the Under The Cherry Moon MTV interview. All things that could have been from seizure or the meds for them.

We still do not know what health issues he was dealing with.

Which I feel we will never know because despite anyones opions here or in his world, he still had privacy, extreme privacy and I do not think we will ever know and probably are better for it. The Media will call it drugs because that is how rock stars are supposed to die, it is a better headline, and when you have someone that people always thought was mysterious, the average person will think he was hiding something from people, that is just the way people by in a large are gonna think, regardless of all of his friends going out there and saying "I never saw him do anything" it does not matter in the media's eyes because for them the story is written and closed. But at the end of the day I think fans need to at least accept the fact that during those last two years or maybe longer he was ailing, and anyone can tell that there was a change in him just in a year going from 2014 to 2015 and 2016, and it had nothing to do with "the fro" and him wearing big clothes and being thin.


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Reply #40 posted 04/08/17 6:01am

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she lived with him and is telling the truth. maybe he used drugs when she was with him. is that really so hard to believe? would you hate prince if it were true?

why were there calls to the police about Prince's drug use?

why was he hospitalized to have his stomach pumped?

these are facts, on the record.

he died of an overdose from black market pills.

so maybe the people who were around him know the facts better than us fans.

for me, i can accept that he was less than perfect and still love him. even if he used drugs, for whatever reason.


...just my 2c

[Edited 4/8/17 6:10am]

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Reply #41 posted 04/08/17 1:14pm

206Michelle

XxAxX said:

she lived with him and is telling the truth. maybe he used drugs when she was with him. is that really so hard to believe? would you hate prince if it were true?

why were there calls to the police about Prince's drug use?

why was he hospitalized to have his stomach pumped?

these are facts, on the record.

he died of an overdose from black market pills.

so maybe the people who were around him know the facts better than us fans.

for me, i can accept that he was less than perfect and still love him. even if he used drugs, for whatever reason.


...just my 2c

[Edited 4/8/17 6:10am]

yeahthat yes

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Reply #42 posted 04/08/17 2:29pm

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206Michelle said:

XxAxX said:

she lived with him and is telling the truth. maybe he used drugs when she was with him. is that really so hard to believe? would you hate prince if it were true?

why were there calls to the police about Prince's drug use?

why was he hospitalized to have his stomach pumped?

these are facts, on the record.

he died of an overdose from black market pills.

so maybe the people who were around him know the facts better than us fans.

for me, i can accept that he was less than perfect and still love him. even if he used drugs, for whatever reason.


...just my 2c

[Edited 4/8/17 6:10am]

yeahthat yes

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Reply #43 posted 04/08/17 7:37pm

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XxAxX said:

she lived with him and is telling the truth. maybe he used drugs when she was with him. is that really so hard to believe? would you hate prince if it were true?

why were there calls to the police about Prince's drug use?


why was he hospitalized to have his stomach pumped?

these are facts, on the record.

he died of an overdose from black market pills.

so maybe the people who were around him know the facts better than us fans.

for me, i can accept that he was less than perfect and still love him. even if he used drugs, for whatever reason.



...just my 2c

[Edited 4/8/17 6:10am]


How could any of us know that?
[Edited 4/8/17 19:38pm]
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Reply #44 posted 04/09/17 3:57am

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XxAxX said:

she lived with him and is telling the truth. maybe he used drugs when she was with him. is that really so hard to believe? would you hate prince if it were true?

why were there calls to the police about Prince's drug use?

why was he hospitalized to have his stomach pumped?

these are facts, on the record.

he died of an overdose from black market pills.

so maybe the people who were around him know the facts better than us fans.

for me, i can accept that he was less than perfect and still love him. even if he used drugs, for whatever reason.


...just my 2c

[Edited 4/8/17 6:10am]

I'm open to that thought, to be honest. I mean, ultimately he died from a drug overdose, knowingly or not. And there were previous incidents concerning drugs. The Moline incident, the stomach pumped during Mayte's time that everyone assumed it was after the birth of their child but was not, it was before. The "aspirins" she had to go and flush down the toilet at some hotel. Why is it so hard to accept that Prince might have used drugs, for whatever reason (nbamely pain management)? If he did, no wonder he kept it private, some people demonize it to no end. Many artists I greatly admire used drugs for some reason, does not make me think less of them. Because Prince said he did not? So yes, maybe people close to him know and are just keeping quite because frankly, it's none of our business.
Not saying this is what happened, but I sure am open to that thought, cause we are all human. Maybe it's because of the whole stigma that his family and friends are keeping a lid on it. If Prince did not want us to know about it, they will respect his wishes.

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Reply #45 posted 04/09/17 9:49am

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laurarichardson said:

MMJas said:

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. 😳 [Edited 4/6/17 3:14am]

but we're not talking about fans, we're talking about Prince, a musician and composer...and if you know any musicians personally, they tend to be very well versed in many genres of music with a keen awareness of not only the work of icons that preceded them, but their contemporaries across the board. It's not a stretch to think Prince would be pretty familiar with the Eagles considering Prince was an accomplished rock player and composer himself...and wrote for people like Stevie Nicks. coffee

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Reply #46 posted 04/10/17 10:15am

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I'm sorry but I don't like where any of this is going. Mayte is stuck in a delusion. I almost feel bad for her. But part of it also is that she just can't let go. She is doing these interviews as if she was his wifow. It's fucking weird. She wasn't even in his life nor did she have communication with him. Neither did Manuela. Mayte is completely latched onto her glory days and psychologically incapable of moving forward. It's like she is sick. How come no one has pointed this out? I get that it was difficult, but to publicly be doing this just shows Maytes immaturity and lack of emotional development. All of these private stories should have remained private. Just look at all the bad things media is now able to use against Prince? Shame on Mayte
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GoldenParachute said:

I'm sorry but I don't like where any of this is going. Mayte is stuck in a delusion. I almost feel bad for her. But part of it also is that she just can't let go. She is doing these interviews as if she was his wifow. It's fucking weird. She wasn't even in his life nor did she have communication with him. Neither did Manuela. Mayte is completely latched onto her glory days and psychologically incapable of moving forward. It's like she is sick. How come no one has pointed this out? I get that it was difficult, but to publicly be doing this just shows Maytes immaturity and lack of emotional development. All of these private stories should have remained private. Just look at all the bad things media is now able to use against Prince? Shame on Mayte

In all honesty, if Prince didn't do these things, the media would not have anything to talk about.....

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She was his wife and in her book she is talking about the things that happened while she was with him.

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Reply #48 posted 04/10/17 5:08pm

206Michelle

PennyPurple said:

GoldenParachute said:

I'm sorry but I don't like where any of this is going. Mayte is stuck in a delusion. I almost feel bad for her. But part of it also is that she just can't let go. She is doing these interviews as if she was his wifow. It's fucking weird. She wasn't even in his life nor did she have communication with him. Neither did Manuela. Mayte is completely latched onto her glory days and psychologically incapable of moving forward. It's like she is sick. How come no one has pointed this out? I get that it was difficult, but to publicly be doing this just shows Maytes immaturity and lack of emotional development. All of these private stories should have remained private. Just look at all the bad things media is now able to use against Prince? Shame on Mayte

In all honesty, if Prince didn't do these things, the media would not have anything to talk about.....

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She was his wife and in her book she is talking about the things that happened while she was with him.

Totally agree PennyPurple. She's telling the truth. The truth hurts, but it needs to be heard. I think it's also worth noting that Mayte could have ripped him to shreds with this book, but she doesn't. In fact, she spends a lot more time writing about him with love and devotion than she spends criticizing him. She's very clear about her eternal love for the man.

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Seriously, Prince's legacy will be JUST FINE! He's one of the greatest musicians to EVER LIVE. That will not change.

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Did he have some baggage? Yes, he did. But we already knew that. We already knew he was flawed. We already knew that he had a lot of women, including having multiple women at a time (think Mayte and Nona Gaye). It has been widely speculated on the org for years that he cheated on Mayte.

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Yes, it's upsetting that he cheated on Mayte. He lost some respect from me. But I still love him. Still listen to his music. Still worship his guitar skills. Still think he was smokin' hot, including in his late 50s. He was flawed, he was no angel, but he was HUMAN!

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Michael Jackson had issues, and I think his issues were more serious that Prince's (e.g. mutilating himself with plastic surgery, sleeping with little boys). MJ still has plenty of fans and his estate is still making plenty of money.

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Elvis had issues. He used drugs. He cheated on Priscilla. He's been dead for almost 40 years and still sells hundreds of thousands of records every year, and his home is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Memphis. (I've been to Graceland, by the way.)

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Prince didn't murder anyone. He didn't rape anyone. He didn't abuse children. Those 3 things will really tarnish a person's image, and he did none of those things. I also think that the fact that his only child died as an infant will cause the public to have some sympathy for him.

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Our beloved Prince prince will be just fine, purple people!

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Reply #49 posted 04/10/17 5:27pm

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206Michelle said:

PennyPurple said:

In all honesty, if Prince didn't do these things, the media would not have anything to talk about.....

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She was his wife and in her book she is talking about the things that happened while she was with him.

Totally agree PennyPurple. She's telling the truth. The truth hurts, but it needs to be heard. I think it's also worth noting that Mayte could have ripped him to shreds with this book, but she doesn't. In fact, she spends a lot more time writing about him with love and devotion than she spends criticizing him. She's very clear about her eternal love for the man.

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Seriously, Prince's legacy will be JUST FINE! He's one of the greatest musicians to EVER LIVE. That will not change.

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Did he have some baggage? Yes, he did. But we already knew that. We already knew he was flawed. We already knew that he had a lot of women, including having multiple women at a time (think Mayte and Nona Gaye). It has been widely speculated on the org for years that he cheated on Mayte.

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Yes, it's upsetting that he cheated on Mayte. He lost some respect from me. But I still love him. Still listen to his music. Still worship his guitar skills. Still think he was smokin' hot, including in his late 50s. He was flawed, he was no angel, but he was HUMAN!

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Michael Jackson had issues, and I think his issues were more serious that Prince's (e.g. mutilating himself with plastic surgery, sleeping with little boys). MJ still has plenty of fans and his estate is still making plenty of money.

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Elvis had issues. He used drugs. He cheated on Priscilla. He's been dead for almost 40 years and still sells hundreds of thousands of records every year, and his home is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Memphis. (I've been to Graceland, by the way.)

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Prince didn't murder anyone. He didn't rape anyone. He didn't abuse children. Those 3 things will really tarnish a person's image, and he did none of those things. I also think that the fact that his only child died as an infant will cause the public to have some sympathy for him.

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Our beloved Prince prince will be just fine, purple people!



Personally, I think she did. Just enough not to tarnish herself in any way, but enough to give the casual and even some hardcore fans reason to cast a serious side-eye his direction.

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Reply #50 posted 04/10/17 5:58pm

kmama07

This book will do nothing to tarnish the legacy of his musical genius.
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Reply #51 posted 04/10/17 6:00pm

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kmama07 said:

This book will do nothing to tarnish the legacy of his musical genius.



No, just make him look batshit crazy.


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Reply #52 posted 04/10/17 6:12pm

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morningsong said:



206Michelle said:




PennyPurple said:



In all honesty, if Prince didn't do these things, the media would not have anything to talk about.....


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She was his wife and in her book she is talking about the things that happened while she was with him.



Totally agree PennyPurple. She's telling the truth. The truth hurts, but it needs to be heard. I think it's also worth noting that Mayte could have ripped him to shreds with this book, but she doesn't. In fact, she spends a lot more time writing about him with love and devotion than she spends criticizing him. She's very clear about her eternal love for the man.


.


Seriously, Prince's legacy will be JUST FINE! He's one of the greatest musicians to EVER LIVE. That will not change.


.


Did he have some baggage? Yes, he did. But we already knew that. We already knew he was flawed. We already knew that he had a lot of women, including having multiple women at a time (think Mayte and Nona Gaye). It has been widely speculated on the org for years that he cheated on Mayte.


.


Yes, it's upsetting that he cheated on Mayte. He lost some respect from me. But I still love him. Still listen to his music. Still worship his guitar skills. Still think he was smokin' hot, including in his late 50s. He was flawed, he was no angel, but he was HUMAN!


.


Michael Jackson had issues, and I think his issues were more serious that Prince's (e.g. mutilating himself with plastic surgery, sleeping with little boys). MJ still has plenty of fans and his estate is still making plenty of money.


.


Elvis had issues. He used drugs. He cheated on Priscilla. He's been dead for almost 40 years and still sells hundreds of thousands of records every year, and his home is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Memphis. (I've been to Graceland, by the way.)


.


Prince didn't murder anyone. He didn't rape anyone. He didn't abuse children. Those 3 things will really tarnish a person's image, and he did none of those things. I also think that the fact that his only child died as an infant will cause the public to have some sympathy for him.


.


Our beloved Prince prince will be just fine, purple people!





Personally, I think she did. Just enough not to tarnish herself in any way, but enough to give the casual and even some hardcore fans reason to cast a serious side-eye his direction.


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Reply #53 posted 04/12/17 7:13am

margi

rogifan said:

morningsong said:



206Michelle said:




PennyPurple said:



In all honesty, if Prince didn't do these things, the media would not have anything to talk about.....


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She was his wife and in her book she is talking about the things that happened while she was with him.



Totally agree PennyPurple. She's telling the truth. The truth hurts, but it needs to be heard. I think it's also worth noting that Mayte could have ripped him to shreds with this book, but she doesn't. In fact, she spends a lot more time writing about him with love and devotion than she spends criticizing him. She's very clear about her eternal love for the man.


.


Seriously, Prince's legacy will be JUST FINE! He's one of the greatest musicians to EVER LIVE. That will not change.


.


Did he have some baggage? Yes, he did. But we already knew that. We already knew he was flawed. We already knew that he had a lot of women, including having multiple women at a time (think Mayte and Nona Gaye). It has been widely speculated on the org for years that he cheated on Mayte.


.


Yes, it's upsetting that he cheated on Mayte. He lost some respect from me. But I still love him. Still listen to his music. Still worship his guitar skills. Still think he was smokin' hot, including in his late 50s. He was flawed, he was no angel, but he was HUMAN!


.


Michael Jackson had issues, and I think his issues were more serious that Prince's (e.g. mutilating himself with plastic surgery, sleeping with little boys). MJ still has plenty of fans and his estate is still making plenty of money.


.


Elvis had issues. He used drugs. He cheated on Priscilla. He's been dead for almost 40 years and still sells hundreds of thousands of records every year, and his home is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Memphis. (I've been to Graceland, by the way.)


.


Prince didn't murder anyone. He didn't rape anyone. He didn't abuse children. Those 3 things will really tarnish a person's image, and he did none of those things. I also think that the fact that his only child died as an infant will cause the public to have some sympathy for him.


.


Our beloved Prince prince will be just fine, purple people!





Personally, I think she did. Just enough not to tarnish herself in any way, but enough to give the casual and even some hardcore fans reason to cast a serious side-eye his direction.


yeahthat
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Reply #54 posted 04/13/17 6:46pm

moonsister

I read her book carefully and at no time did I hear her stating or even implying that she didn't get the credit she deserved. She spoke about how hard she worked and how much fun she had while working. Some people who don't like her may have inferred this from what she wrote however. I think some commenters on the book haven't even read it lol.
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Reply #55 posted 04/14/17 8:12am

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I'm sorry but I don't like where any of this is going. Mayte is stuck in a delusion. I almost feel bad for her. But part of it also is that she just can't let go. She is doing these interviews as if she was his wifow. It's fucking weird. She wasn't even in his life nor did she have communication with him. Neither did Manuela. Mayte is completely latched onto her glory days and psychologically incapable of moving forward. It's like she is sick. How come no one has pointed this out? I get that it was difficult, but to publicly be doing this just shows Maytes immaturity and lack of emotional development. All of these private stories should have remained private. Just look at all the bad things media is now able to use against Prince? Shame on Mayte

And yet...you are civil on this thread, but you hijacked the Andy Allo and Prince thread until it was removed?

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Reply #56 posted 04/15/17 1:52pm

FlyOnTheWall

This is the REAL Mayte. She has always resented her paltry divorce settlement from Prince. She was mad because she didn't get that "Purple Rain money," but now she's making up for it. This book is strictly about the vast fortune that she is poised to make by exploiting Prince's name and selling her so-called truth. Shame on her. I predict this shameless, mercenary money-grab is going to backfire on her.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BSkeGnrDL0u/?taken-by=boycottmayte

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