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Latin

Video: The story of how Van Jones became friends with legendary musician Prince

Check out this video produced by The Rich Eisen Show of the story of how Van Jones became friends with Prince:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...4slUSS8RLA
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Reply #1 posted 07/25/17 6:22am

PennyPurple

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I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.

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Reply #2 posted 07/25/17 6:49am

Lovejunky

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Latin said:

Check out this video produced by The Rich Eisen Show of the story of how Van Jones became friends with Prince: https://m.youtube.com/wat...4slUSS8RLA

I like Van....Hes trying to do good and be good

Thanks Latin for all your orgnotes

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Reply #3 posted 07/25/17 7:43am

rogifan

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PennyPurple said:

I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.


Just curious why?
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #4 posted 07/25/17 7:48am

purplerabbitho
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Why?

BEcause he's a lawyer??

Whatever imperfections this guy may have, he was the only guy who had the guts to admit that he felt guilty about Prince's death because he felt he should have done more.

PennyPurple said:

I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.

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Reply #5 posted 07/25/17 8:49am

PennyPurple

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purplerabbithole said:

Why?

BEcause he's a lawyer??

Whatever imperfections this guy may have, he was the only guy who had the guts to admit that he felt guilty about Prince's death because he felt he should have done more.

PennyPurple said:

I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.

Him being a lawyer has nothing to do with my not being hip on him.


Is there a rule that I have to be hip on him? lol


I'm not hip on a lot of his inner circle because they should have done more. That's for darn sure. Never in my life have I seen a bunch of friends sit around and pick their noses, when their friend needed them the most.


And...I know, I know, you can't blame anyone but Prince. But for darn sure, if I seen one of my friends looking like Prince did and failing before our very eyes, I would help them with what ever they needed.

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Reply #6 posted 07/25/17 9:38am

gullahgirl

I love Van Jones and I think in hindsight this was a "I would have done this differently, I should have done this differently" moment in the midst of grief when he uttered he could have done more. Ultimately we have no way of knowing what was happening behind the screens with his inner circle. We just know someone that someone made call. Anyways I have a family member with an addiction and it is a terrible thing to experience because no matter how much you want to help the person they have to want the help in order for treatment to successful.

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Reply #7 posted 07/25/17 9:51am

pinkcashmere23

Thanks for sharing Latin. heart

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Reply #8 posted 07/25/17 9:53am

precioux

PennyPurple said:

I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.

+1

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Reply #9 posted 07/25/17 9:56am

precioux

regardless of my distaste for VJ, as always, I appreciate your posts, Latin, and I will watch when I have time later.

P.S.- for those saying "why? because he's a lawyer?" No, as a matter of fact this idiot WITH HIS OWN MOUTH said that he and others were "riding the purple train" -FACT...and if I need to provide the link, I WILL.

Edit to add: Nice clip....still don't like VJ

But love your posts, Latin-keep 'em comin'

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Reply #10 posted 07/25/17 11:00am

Superfan1984

Thank you, Latin. smile

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Reply #11 posted 07/25/17 11:35am

kingricefan

All I know is Van was the first person in the 'circle' to show any emotion immediatly after Prince died. Sure, we had the twwets and Facebook postings, but he was the first one to step up and share his grief on television. And it wasn't for profit either- how is he going to make money by crying on television? I felt his pain. He will forever have to live with his own 'Why didn't I do this or this or this' to help my friend. Let him be.

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Reply #12 posted 07/25/17 12:23pm

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Still all this foolishness about people doing something. If Prince sent everyone away how could they do something? He wanted to be alone and we still do not know if drugs were his only problem.

Only so much people can do about joint pain and pain pills. He was getting old and no one can hold back the hands of time.

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Reply #13 posted 07/25/17 12:50pm

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Sorry for doing this on your thread Latin. I didn't know 1 comment would start an argument. It was just a comment on how I feel about him. I didn't say how anybody else should feel about him.

I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.

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Reply #14 posted 07/25/17 3:23pm

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kingricefan said:

All I know is Van was the first person in the 'circle' to show any emotion immediatly after Prince died. Sure, we had the twwets and Facebook postings, but he was the first one to step up and share his grief on television. And it wasn't for profit either- how is he going to make money by crying on television? I felt his pain. He will forever have to live with his own 'Why didn't I do this or this or this' to help my friend. Let him be.

You have a lovely compassionate attitude king

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #15 posted 07/25/17 4:26pm

1725topp

Very nice, as usual, thanks for posting Latin. I dig the way that Van Jones always explains what a giver Prince was.

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Reply #16 posted 07/25/17 7:24pm

rogifan

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PennyPurple said:



purplerabbithole said:


Why?



BEcause he's a lawyer??



Whatever imperfections this guy may have, he was the only guy who had the guts to admit that he felt guilty about Prince's death because he felt he should have done more.





PennyPurple said:


I used to like Van, but now I'm not so hip on him.





Him being a lawyer has nothing to do with my not being hip on him.



Is there a rule that I have to be hip on him? lol



I'm not hip on a lot of his inner circle because they should have done more. That's for darn sure. Never in my life have I seen a bunch of friends sit around and pick their noses, when their friend needed them the most.



And...I know, I know, you can't blame anyone but Prince. But for darn sure, if I seen one of my friends looking like Prince did and failing before our very eyes, I would help them with what ever they needed.


How do you know this to be true?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #17 posted 07/25/17 7:47pm

purplefam99

Lovejunky said:[quote]



kingricefan said:


All I know is Van was the first person in the 'circle' to show any emotion immediatly after Prince died. Sure, we had the twwets and Facebook postings, but he was the first one to step up and share his grief on television. And it wasn't for profit either- how is he going to make money by crying on television? I felt his pain. He will forever have to live with his own 'Why didn't I do this or this or this' to help my friend. Let him be.



You have a lovely compassionate attitude king

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Yes lovely.
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Reply #18 posted 07/25/17 7:51pm

Lovejunky

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1725topp said:

Very nice, as usual, thanks for posting Latin. I dig the way that Van Jones always explains what a giver Prince was.

Me too...

Every Time Van opens his mouth about Prince, he never misses the opportunity to highlight Prince the Humanitarian, the guy who gave without wanting ANY Credit for himself...

More than that Van is taking things forward..His #lovearmy movement is directly inspired by Prince

and I think its aVans way of stepping Up in his own capacity.

He has my respect for that..

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #19 posted 07/25/17 8:20pm

kingricefan

Lovejunky said:

kingricefan said:

All I know is Van was the first person in the 'circle' to show any emotion immediatly after Prince died. Sure, we had the twwets and Facebook postings, but he was the first one to step up and share his grief on television. And it wasn't for profit either- how is he going to make money by crying on television? I felt his pain. He will forever have to live with his own 'Why didn't I do this or this or this' to help my friend. Let him be.

You have a lovely compassionate attitude king

Thank you. I try to remain positive, although sometimes it's a hard thing to do around here. smile

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Reply #20 posted 07/25/17 8:35pm

Lovejunky

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kingricefan said:

Lovejunky said:

You have a lovely compassionate attitude king

Thank you. I try to remain positive, although sometimes it's a hard thing to do around here. smile

Im hearing you....

Lately Ive turned into a nit picking lunatic !!!!

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Reply #21 posted 07/25/17 10:10pm

Goddess4Real

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Lovejunky said:

Latin said:

Check out this video produced by The Rich Eisen Show of the story of how Van Jones became friends with Prince: https://m.youtube.com/wat...4slUSS8RLA

I like Van....Hes trying to do good and be good

Thanks Latin for all your orgnotes

yeahthat

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #22 posted 07/26/17 1:21pm

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I appreciate Van telling people what Prince was like. If it hadn't been for that on 4/21, I and many other day might not have known and come to love Prince so.
Van is an emotional guy by nature...I like that about him. Prince noticed this and said, "You seem like you really care." Prince also said tough things happen to people like that sometimes.
Prince was so wise.
As for blame or fault around Prince passing there really is none.
Blame and fault don't always exist.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #23 posted 08/05/17 7:37am

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Thanks for posting this. I like how Van Jones always mentions Prince´s philantrophic side and what a kind soul he was.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #24 posted 08/05/17 5:12pm

funksterr

kingricefan said:

All I know is Van was the first person in the 'circle' to show any emotion immediatly after Prince died. Sure, we had the twwets and Facebook postings, but he was the first one to step up and share his grief on television. And it wasn't for profit either- how is he going to make money by crying on television? I felt his pain. He will forever have to live with his own 'Why didn't I do this or this or this' to help my friend. Let him be.

It's a nice sentiment, but...

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Reply #25 posted 08/05/17 5:27pm

2004Fan

But... please continue funksterr.

funksterr said:

kingricefan said:

All I know is Van was the first person in the 'circle' to show any emotion immediatly after Prince died. Sure, we had the twwets and Facebook postings, but he was the first one to step up and share his grief on television. And it wasn't for profit either- how is he going to make

money by crying on television? I felt his pain. He will forever have to live with his own 'Why didn't I do this or this or this' to help my friend. Let him be.

It's a nice sentiment, but...

I am here! Where R U?! Gotta broken heart again...
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Reply #26 posted 08/06/17 4:45pm

Purplebflogirl

I think Van is legitimately a nice guy trying to do positive things..And I'm sure Prince saw that in him as well.
Until the end of time
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