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Reply #210 posted 04/16/17 7:00am

206Michelle

LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:

i read the book. My synopsis; mayte & prince fall in love, prince falls out of love, mayte spends the rest of her life trying to retrieve a relationship that Prince had no interest in. Prince dies and mayte is certain that he was still in love with her. The end



With a ton of self praise, and a lot of details he would never have wanted to be made public

They had a son also.
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Reply #211 posted 04/16/17 7:24am

LOVESYMBOLNUMB
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206Michelle said:

I wrote this on the The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince Book Club: Part 2 thread: http://prince.org/msg/5/440644.


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I've made a couple of slight alterations because I don't know if everyone viewing this thread has read the Mayte's book, The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince.


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I was sitting in church 2 days ago for Holy Thursday Mass and the following thoughts came to my mind. I hope none of these are offensive to anyone. I want to get them off of my chest.


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I am grateful that Mayte shared about she and prince's beloved son, Amiir. Given that I have been reading Mayte's book The Most Beautiful, as I was sitting in church, trying to focus on Mass, my mind kept wandering to prince, Mayte, and Amiir, as it has been recently in various places (not just at church). And thinking about Amiir, and the fact that he only lived for 6 days, his story reminded me to appreciate my life. Sometimes, it's easy to become caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget that life is a precious gift.


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We are all given 1 life. Amiir's life lasted all of 6 days. Prior to prince's death, we knew very little about he and Mayte's beloved son, not even his name. We knew him only as "Boy Gregory," that he had Pfeiffer Syndrome type 2, that he was born on 10/16/1996 to Mayte and prince, that he lived for 6 days, that prince implied that the song "Comeback" was about his son, and a few other things. For 20 years, he didn't have much of an identity; he was like a John Doe.


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By sharing about Amiir publicly and describing him in her book, Mayte has given new life to him in a way, by giving him (a) an identity and (b) a legacy.


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She started giving him an identity months ago, after our beloved Prince died, when she shared Amiir's name publicly for the first time. With this book, I feel that she has also given her son a legacy.


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When I talk about legacy, here is what I mean:


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* prince was so overjoyed to be a father to Amiir that he put his heartbeat on the track "Sex in the Summer."


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* As Mayte writes in her book, Amiir Nelson brought out the best in his daddy. His daddy was a man who is one of the greatest musicians to ever live and whom millions of people adore. Yet during his short life, Amiir brought out a level of devotion and unconditional love from his father, Prince prince, that was unique, that Prince prince never showed to anyone else.


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* prince wrote songs about Amiir, 2 of which have been released ("Comeback" and "Until U're in My Arms Again").


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* prince was so devastated by Amiir's death that prince never publicly acknowledged that Amiir was gone.


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* Amiir's loss was so devastating that it was a major reason why prince and Mayte divorced.


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* The loss of Amiir ultimately led Mayte to adopt Gia.


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Considering that he only lived 6 days, that's a pretty significant legacy to have.


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We all want to leave a legacy. We all want to know that our lives are meaningful and important. Amiir never had the chance to contemplate these issues, because he died as an infant. His father, so heartbroken over Amiir's death, never spoke the name Amiir publicly and never publicly acknowledged that Amiir had died. So Mayte is the only person who could give him an identity and a legacy. And she has.


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It wasn't easy for her to give her son the gifts of an identity and a legacy because giving him these gifts meant that she had to SACRIFICE by re-living the unspeakable pain that came from his death and its aftermath. I applaud her for making that sacrifice, and thereby giving Amiir an identity and a legacy because he EXISTED and his life MATTERED.


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If I had a time machine, I would bring both Amiir and his father back to life, but I can't. They are both dead. But the only reason we know Amiir's identity and his legacy is because of his mother, Mayte.


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May God rest the soul of Amiir Nelson and his father Prince Rogers Nelson.


[Edited 4/15/17 21:17pm]






It is ballzy and another slap in princes face for you to suggest that maytes book gives identity and legacy to his son. Princes sons life had meaning and legacy before mayte wrote her book, and before you or anyone read it.
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Reply #212 posted 04/16/17 8:06am

Misslink88

LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

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.

In the event that the link doesn't work, which has been known to happen on selected links on the org, here is the direct link to the Hollywood Exes clip that can be copied and pasted into your browser:



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

She's so sassy, oh, and greedy. She only got her daughter because prince divorced her, and she went on the women who got dumped by famous men tv show. But I know how hard it is to decide if you should fulfill your utmost dream, if you can't have a 24/7 help, we all know you can not raise a child without a live in nanny. It really is a funny clip, kind of out of character for saint mayte... not

The only person on HE who had some real $$ was Andrea Kelly Net Worth: $40 Million. The other women had $3-6M, with children, and they seemed to make it work.

Mayte Garcia Net Worth: $2.5 Million

Mayte Garcia is an exotic beauty who began dancing professionally at the age of 8! Her mother eventually submitted a video audition to music superstar Prince who instantly hired her to join his European tour. She married Prince in 1996. They had one child together who tragically died a week after birth. The couple divorced in 1998. Mayte had a two year relationship with Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee but the couple split because Tommy did not want any more kids. Mayte Garcia now lives with her mother and her seven dogs, two cats and four birds and is hoping to meet Mr. Right soon!

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/net-worth-hollywood-exes/

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Reply #213 posted 04/17/17 6:41pm

dreamer218

Transformed1 said:

I thought the book was really good. I'm glad I read it. (actually, I listened to the audio book.)

I dont think that there was anything bad. Some of the people on this thread are... damn, I don't know what to say. Internet breeds some weird shit behavior. People here shitting all over Mayte like they got a personal grudge against her. Very odd. Take a long look at yourself people. Shes a human being with soul and an experience here on earth. She hasn't harmed anyone, just told her story as she sees it. I thought it was respectful, and honestly, didn't think it was going to be as sincere as it was.

Just my opinion. I fully realize that people acting ugly on this thread aren't likely able to realize thier own shittiness. Compare the most negative thing Mayte said in any book or interviw to the venom spewed on this thread. who's the bad person now?

I have to agree with this assessment. The hate is on another level for me. Damn. People are creating hateful IG pages centered around Mayte?? Really? If she's that irrevleant then why are people going to such extremes? I read the book too. I saw it as her closure. Some see it differently but unfortunately for them they weren't married to Prince. They didn't have his baby. Mayte's voice is the only one that matters so she was asked to tell her story. There 2 sides to a story. (some say 3) She's entitled to tell her story just like any of us. MY ex isn't going to tell me I can't write about him if I write an autobiography. I mean what gives him the right to tell me I can't write MY story. Mayte was just as much a part of the story as Prince was. So she writes the book and people wanna read it. So what. The people who don't spew hate and venom which makes them even worse then what they claim Mayte is in my opinion. Mayte could have said A LOT more than she did. She could've probably made multi-millions off this book. But instead she kept most of the stuff private and took the high road. The book is well done and respectful of everyone. She even compliments Mani after Mani acknowledges and APOLOGIZES for being a homewrecker. And it's not like most fans didn't know about Mani and a lot of the other stuff in the book anyway. All Mayte did was confirm the stuff really for most fans. So again I don't get why the fire keeps growing.

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Reply #214 posted 04/18/17 3:54am

Misslink88

dreamer218 said:

Transformed1 said:

I thought the book was really good. I'm glad I read it. (actually, I listened to the audio book.)

I dont think that there was anything bad. Some of the people on this thread are... damn, I don't know what to say. Internet breeds some weird shit behavior. People here shitting all over Mayte like they got a personal grudge against her. Very odd. Take a long look at yourself people. Shes a human being with soul and an experience here on earth. She hasn't harmed anyone, just told her story as she sees it. I thought it was respectful, and honestly, didn't think it was going to be as sincere as it was.

Just my opinion. I fully realize that people acting ugly on this thread aren't likely able to realize thier own shittiness. Compare the most negative thing Mayte said in any book or interviw to the venom spewed on this thread. who's the bad person now?

I have to agree with this assessment. The hate is on another level for me. Damn. People are creating hateful IG pages centered around Mayte?? Really? If she's that irrevleant then why are people going to such extremes? I read the book too. I saw it as her closure. Some see it differently but unfortunately for them they weren't married to Prince. They didn't have his baby. Mayte's voice is the only one that matters so she was asked to tell her story. There 2 sides to a story. (some say 3) She's entitled to tell her story just like any of us. MY ex isn't going to tell me I can't write about him if I write an autobiography. I mean what gives him the right to tell me I can't write MY story. Mayte was just as much a part of the story as Prince was. So she writes the book and people wanna read it. So what. The people who don't spew hate and venom which makes them even worse then what they claim Mayte is in my opinion. Mayte could have said A LOT more than she did. She could've probably made multi-millions off this book. But instead she kept most of the stuff private and took the high road. The book is well done and respectful of everyone. She even compliments Mani after Mani acknowledges and APOLOGIZES for being a homewrecker. And it's not like most fans didn't know about Mani and a lot of the other stuff in the book anyway. All Mayte did was confirm the stuff really for most fans. So again I don't get why the fire keeps growing.

At the end of the day, none of these people have an impact on my life, nor do I have one on theirs so "hating" or "stanning" is a waste of time. Is it the same as you, anonymous person whose autobiography would be read by 3 or 4 family members and a couple of friends, vs. a public icon? No. Never will be unless you do something extrodinary with your life. As for her book, there are a lot of inconsistencies and contradictions within it that she doesn't explain or elaborate on. She brings up things that are rumors, deflects any responsibility in the marriage for her actions, and blames outside forces for "destroying" it while at the same time justifying it with "closure". I would have been more sympathetic to her if she had written about the lessons she learned about herself and relationships, in general, and how she moved on with her life using those lessons.

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