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Video: NEW interview with PRINCE'S sister TYKA NELSON

Check out this new interview with Tyka Nelson produced by The Project:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...wetdwOwVDs

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Reply #1 posted 04/25/18 3:56pm

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I’m sorry but that’s one strange woman. eek
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Reply #2 posted 04/25/18 4:21pm

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Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong!

Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked.

I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.
"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #4 posted 04/25/18 4:32pm

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NotACleverName said:

Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong!

Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked.

I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.

Or maybe she should just go back to being quiet.
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Reply #5 posted 04/25/18 4:44pm

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NotACleverName said:

Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong! Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked. I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.

She's just jealous

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Reply #6 posted 04/25/18 4:57pm

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endiadj said:

NotACleverName said:

Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong!

Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked.

I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.

Or maybe she should just go back to being quiet.

A dreamy thought, yes; however, that will never, ever, ever happen. She is now the keeper of the flame. I have been wondering, when the siblings are gone, who will continue to promote Prince and his legacy. Looking down the line (President Nelson?) the options are few.
"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #7 posted 04/25/18 5:01pm

Purplestar88

NotACleverName said:

Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong! Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked. I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.

Maybe she does need coaching. She and the others are suppose to be promoting Prince's legacy. I would not say that even if I really thought that. People wondered why he was so distant from his family and people are seeing why. When she says things like this people think she want his money but don't think he is so special. That is not right. You would never see Bruce Lee's daugther saying something like that about her father or brother.

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Reply #8 posted 04/25/18 5:03pm

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ENtire interview made me very uncomfortable....

apart from NotaCleverName outlined

WHen asked what was her reaction to Learning of Princes Death

She said she immediately asked her Husband to take her to Paisley,

She made a point of saying it was not unusual for her to ask him to do that since she worked for her Brother!!!

(yet according to Hannah and Josh they had seen her only TWICE in four years)

and then she only Told her Husband that Prince was Dead whilst they were driving

then she makes a Joke about How her Husband Lost it !!

WHAT ??? WHAT???WHAT???

She is one wierd woman

My SKin Crawls and guts Churns every time I see her or hear words coming from her Mouth....

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #9 posted 04/25/18 5:21pm

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Lovejunky said:

ENtire interview made me very uncomfortable....apart from NotaCleverName outlined WHen asked what was her reaction to Learning of Princes Death She said she immediately asked her Husband to take her to Paisley, She made a point of saying it was not unusual for her to ask him to do that since she worked for her Brother!!! (yet according to Hannah and Josh they had seen her only TWICE in four years and then she only Told her Husband that Prince was Dead whilst they were driving then she makes a Joke about How her Husband Lost it !! WHAT ??? WHAT???WHAT??? She is one wierd woman My SKin Crawls and guts Churns every time I see her or hear words coming from her Mouth....


And what happened to the "I wasn't shocked" (or "I was prepared") because Prince told her via email and song two (or three....whatever) years prior while she was walking through the McDonald's parking lot that he was going to die?

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #10 posted 04/25/18 5:28pm

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NotACleverName said:

Lovejunky said:

ENtire interview made me very uncomfortable....apart from NotaCleverName outlined WHen asked what was her reaction to Learning of Princes Death She said she immediately asked her Husband to take her to Paisley, She made a point of saying it was not unusual for her to ask him to do that since she worked for her Brother!!! (yet according to Hannah and Josh they had seen her only TWICE in four years and then she only Told her Husband that Prince was Dead whilst they were driving then she makes a Joke about How her Husband Lost it !! WHAT ??? WHAT???WHAT??? She is one wierd woman My SKin Crawls and guts Churns every time I see her or hear words coming from her Mouth....

And what happened to the "I wasn't shocked" (or "I was prepared") because Prince told her via email and song two (or three....whatever) years prior while she was walking through the McDonald's parking lot that he was going to die?

SHe has actually never told the same story twice....

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #11 posted 04/25/18 7:46pm

kmama07

Lovejunky said:



NotACleverName said:


Lovejunky said:

ENtire interview made me very uncomfortable....apart from NotaCleverName outlined WHen asked what was her reaction to Learning of Princes Death She said she immediately asked her Husband to take her to Paisley, She made a point of saying it was not unusual for her to ask him to do that since she worked for her Brother!!! (yet according to Hannah and Josh they had seen her only TWICE in four years and then she only Told her Husband that Prince was Dead whilst they were driving then she makes a Joke about How her Husband Lost it !! WHAT ??? WHAT???WHAT??? She is one wierd woman My SKin Crawls and guts Churns every time I see her or hear words coming from her Mouth....



And what happened to the "I wasn't shocked" (or "I was prepared") because Prince told her via email and song two (or three....whatever) years prior while she was walking through the McDonald's parking lot that he was going to die?



SHe has actually never told the same story twice....



Her interviews are as uncomfortable/infuriating to watch as the Kirk interview. I can't believe no one in their camps- especially a lawyer- didn't school them before engaging in any type media interview.
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Reply #12 posted 04/25/18 7:57pm

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geek geek geek
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Reply #13 posted 04/25/18 8:02pm

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Can Joel, Troy or someone with the estate please stop letting Tyka do interviews! She’s just not good at them at all.
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Reply #14 posted 04/25/18 8:47pm

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She's fine, just not as starstruck as everyone else is about her brother.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #15 posted 04/26/18 6:36am

Purplebflogirl

Lovejunky said:



NotACleverName said:


Lovejunky said:

ENtire interview made me very uncomfortable....apart from NotaCleverName outlined WHen asked what was her reaction to Learning of Princes Death She said she immediately asked her Husband to take her to Paisley, She made a point of saying it was not unusual for her to ask him to do that since she worked for her Brother!!! (yet according to Hannah and Josh they had seen her only TWICE in four years and then she only Told her Husband that Prince was Dead whilst they were driving then she makes a Joke about How her Husband Lost it !! WHAT ??? WHAT???WHAT??? She is one wierd woman My SKin Crawls and guts Churns every time I see her or hear words coming from her Mouth....



And what happened to the "I wasn't shocked" (or "I was prepared") because Prince told her via email and song two (or three....whatever) years prior while she was walking through the McDonald's parking lot that he was going to die?



SHe has actually never told the same story twice....



So true!
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Reply #16 posted 04/26/18 11:48am

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Tyka is odd, to say the least, but to her, Prince was her big brother more than anything.

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I'm sure Janet feels the same way about Michael -- he was a huge star, but her bigger brother who used to tease her, like big brother's do.

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Tyka simply doesn't convey well to the media or public. After her interviews in the UK, I lost count of the number of people who approached me (knowing I was a massive Prince fan) to tell me how odd they thought she was. Many concluded from her statements that she was untrustworthy.

Personally, I frequently detect a barely concealed resentment from her towards Prince and find her somewhat cryptic behaviour irritating. Eccentricity is really only acceptable if you have talent.
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Reply #18 posted 04/26/18 6:53pm

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OperatingThetan said:

Tyka simply doesn't convey well to the media or public. After her interviews in the UK, I lost count of the number of people who approached me (knowing I was a massive Prince fan) to tell me how odd they thought she was. Many concluded from her statements that she was untrustworthy. Personally, I frequently detect a barely concealed resentment from her towards Prince and find her somewhat cryptic behaviour irritating. Eccentricity is really only acceptable if you have talent.

Every.time.she.opens.her.mouth

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Reply #19 posted 04/27/18 4:56am

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Lovejunky said:



NotACleverName said:


Lovejunky said:

ENtire interview made me very uncomfortable....apart from NotaCleverName outlined WHen asked what was her reaction to Learning of Princes Death She said she immediately asked her Husband to take her to Paisley, She made a point of saying it was not unusual for her to ask him to do that since she worked for her Brother!!! (yet according to Hannah and Josh they had seen her only TWICE in four years and then she only Told her Husband that Prince was Dead whilst they were driving then she makes a Joke about How her Husband Lost it !! WHAT ??? WHAT???WHAT??? She is one wierd woman My SKin Crawls and guts Churns every time I see her or hear words coming from her Mouth....



And what happened to the "I wasn't shocked" (or "I was prepared") because Prince told her via email and song two (or three....whatever) years prior while she was walking through the McDonald's parking lot that he was going to die?



SHe has actually never told the same story twice....




I think she has been more concerned with trying to please everyone than just saying the truth of how she feels and what her experience was. This gets confusing, which is why there is so much contradition.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #20 posted 04/27/18 5:43am

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NotACleverName said:

Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong! Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked. I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.


She was talking about when she was 7 and he was 9, and her friends would just stand there and listen to them play. She didn't understand why they were doing that, because he wasn't "Stevie Wonder". The interviewer said something about consistent and then "even at 9 years old, he's not Stevie Wonder, guys!" She said, "he's not, he's not Michael Jackson, come on." Michael was already performing at that age, and famous, with the Jackson 5. She was talking about when they were little and her not understanding why her friends were standing around listening to him play, instead of going out to play. She wasn't saying that about the adult Prince, the famous Prince, but about Prince the boy and Tyka the little 7 year old not getting it back then who he would grow up to be.

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Reply #21 posted 04/27/18 8:17am

kmama07

benni said:



NotACleverName said:


Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong! Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked. I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.


She was talking about when she was 7 and he was 9, and her friends would just stand there and listen to them play. She didn't understand why they were doing that, because he wasn't "Stevie Wonder". The interviewer said something about consistent and then "even at 9 years old, he's not Stevie Wonder, guys!" She said, "he's not, he's not Michael Jackson, come on." Michael was already performing at that age, and famous, with the Jackson 5. She was talking about when they were little and her not understanding why her friends were standing around listening to him play, instead of going out to play. She wasn't saying that about the adult Prince, the famous Prince, but about Prince the boy and Tyka the little 7 year old not getting it back then who he would grow up to be.


Fair point!
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Reply #22 posted 04/27/18 11:00am

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benni said:

NotACleverName said:

Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong! Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked. I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.


She was talking about when she was 7 and he was 9, and her friends would just stand there and listen to them play. She didn't understand why they were doing that, because he wasn't "Stevie Wonder". The interviewer said something about consistent and then "even at 9 years old, he's not Stevie Wonder, guys!" She said, "he's not, he's not Michael Jackson, come on." Michael was already performing at that age, and famous, with the Jackson 5. She was talking about when they were little and her not understanding why her friends were standing around listening to him play, instead of going out to play. She wasn't saying that about the adult Prince, the famous Prince, but about Prince the boy and Tyka the little 7 year old not getting it back then who he would grow up to be.

Exactly. She was referring to their childhood days when she made the Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson comment. They were heroes to Prince at that time too, and he was studying and learning their skills during his childhood. Interviews are extremely difficult, because so many either misconstrue what the subject has said, or have their own interpretation of their statements.

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Reply #23 posted 04/27/18 11:07am

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anangellooksdown said:

Lovejunky said:

SHe has actually never told the same story twice....

I think she has been more concerned with trying to please everyone than just saying the truth of how she feels and what her experience was. This gets confusing, which is why there is so much contradition.

After reading the full report of the police investigative documents, it seems pretty likely that Tyka (as she stated in a prior interview) and the few people closest to him and surrounding him on the day that he passed, and also probably past collaborators/friends still connected to him, knew the situation. Seems they just waited too long to do a forced intervention, or probably delayed it because they knew that is not what he wanted. I'm sure they are continiuing to try to protect his privacy as much as possible, although that becomes increasingly difficult with a police invesitagtion.

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Reply #24 posted 04/27/18 12:01pm

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violetcrush said:



benni said:



NotACleverName said:
Ok....so, one has to listen to the entire interview for context of what she says, but dang, it just sounds wrong! Tyka is explaining her confusion at reactions to Prince....fans wanting to touch him, be in his presence, etc...because he is just her brother. I get that. But to say, "he was no Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson", is going to be interpreted, memmed and sound bit to death! Even the interviewer said "he's pretty low on your list", jokingly of course, but do feel he was mildly shocked. I feel some interview coaching might help her to learn how to get her thoughts out to the public in a more succinct manner and less offensive way.


She was talking about when she was 7 and he was 9, and her friends would just stand there and listen to them play. She didn't understand why they were doing that, because he wasn't "Stevie Wonder". The interviewer said something about consistent and then "even at 9 years old, he's not Stevie Wonder, guys!" She said, "he's not, he's not Michael Jackson, come on." Michael was already performing at that age, and famous, with the Jackson 5. She was talking about when they were little and her not understanding why her friends were standing around listening to him play, instead of going out to play. She wasn't saying that about the adult Prince, the famous Prince, but about Prince the boy and Tyka the little 7 year old not getting it back then who he would grow up to be


Exactly. She was referring to their childhood days when she made the Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson comment. They were heroes to Prince at that time too, and he was studying and learning their skills during his childhood. Interviews are extremely difficult, because so many either misconstrue what the subject has said, or have their own interpretation of their statements.


My first sentence does suggest one listen to the interview for the context in which the comments were made, so, there's that. It does sound bad. Even the interviewer thinks so, hence the "he's pretty low on your list" comment.

She does need coaching....she has now provided three differing stories of her reaction to news of Prince's death. However, no worries, she is going to explain/clarify things in her forthcoming book (I won't be purchasing).....minute 3:44 if it doesn't load there.



I have no patience for all the spin and bs today....none of these family members, associates (past/present), etc., have been forthcoming re Prince's life or death and this type of behavior detracts from the legacy. If someone, anyone, would simply reveal the entire true story, speculative talk will diminish and the focus can return to the most important fact - how to ensure his music remains at the forefront so future generations can experience his genius. That is my opinion.

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #25 posted 04/27/18 12:13pm

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Notaclever.....I have no patience for all the spin and bs today....none of these family members, associates (past/present), etc., have been forthcoming re Prince's life or death and this type of behavior detracts from the legacy. If someone, anyone, would simply reveal the entire true story, speculative talk will diminish and the focus can return to the most important fact - how to ensure his music remains at the forefront so future generations can experience his genius. That is my opinion.

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^^^^I totally agree with you on that one!!^^^^^nod

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yes

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Reply #26 posted 04/27/18 12:37pm

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NotACleverName said:

violetcrush said:

Exactly. She was referring to their childhood days when she made the Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson comment. They were heroes to Prince at that time too, and he was studying and learning their skills during his childhood. Interviews are extremely difficult, because so many either misconstrue what the subject has said, or have their own interpretation of their statements.

My first sentence does suggest one listen to the interview for the context in which the comments were made, so, there's that. It does sound bad. Even the interviewer thinks so, hence the "he's pretty low on your list" comment. She does need coaching....she has now provided three differing stories of her reaction to news of Prince's death. However, no worries, she is going to explain/clarify things in her forthcoming book (I won't be purchasing).....minute 3:44 if it doesn't load there. I have no patience for all the spin and bs today....none of these family members, associates (past/present), etc., have been forthcoming re Prince's life or death and this type of behavior detracts from the legacy. If someone, anyone, would simply reveal the entire true story, speculative talk will diminish and the focus can return to the most important fact - how to ensure his music remains at the forefront so future generations can experience his genius. That is my opinion.

Yes, I get it. But, Prince has always been fiercely private. Also, based on the police report it's the ongoing issues he had with medication is becoming more clear. He wanted to appear strong and infallible to the public, and I could be wrong, but I think they are trying to honor that even though he is no longer here.

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Reply #27 posted 04/28/18 9:28am

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I commented on here a few months ago that she seemed to have some resentment of Prince. Then I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt. This most recent interview has just confirmed to me that I got it right the first time.

I'm sorry but you've got to be deaf, dumb and blind not to see the passive-aggressive putdowns of her late brother that keep coming out of her mouth. She does it with a smile. The smile cannot conceal the spite.

There is one word for it; that word is jealousy. It's a real shame that this woman is acting as an ambassador for Prince's memory. Saying that "he ain't no Michael Jackson". WTF! If you mean he's not a child molester then sure, but of course that's not what she meant.

Prince would be fuming if he could see this. The woman is a disgrace. I get that Prince could be an asshole, but she doesn't even want to acknowledge that he was even talented, let alone the genius that he so clearly was.

“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
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Reply #28 posted 04/28/18 11:30am

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midnightmover said:

I commented on here a few months ago that she seemed to have some resentment of Prince. Then I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt. This most recent interview has just confirmed to me that I got it right the first time.

I'm sorry but you've got to be deaf, dumb and blind not to see the passive-aggressive putdowns of her late brother that keep coming out of her mouth. She does it with a smile. The smile cannot conceal the spite.

There is one word for it; that word is jealousy. It's a real shame that this woman is acting as an ambassador for Prince's memory. Saying that "he ain't no Michael Jackson". WTF! If you mean he's not a child molester then sure, but of course that's not what she meant.

Prince would be fuming if he could see this. The woman is a disgrace. I get that Prince could be an asshole, but she doesn't even want to acknowledge that he was even talented, let alone the genius that he so clearly was.

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I agree with the majority of what you said, but in regards to her comments about Prince not being MJ. I think she was trying to say that to her, Prince was her brother, and to the fans, he was a huge star. Much the same as MJ was Janet's brother -- he was a huge star, but she was his baby sister.

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I think Tyka is very odd, but I also think she has a hard time trying to explain herself.

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I don't buy her story that she didn't know about Prince's addiction! She is a recovering drug-addict, so she knows!!

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #29 posted 04/28/18 11:42pm

midnightmover

cloveringold85 said:

midnightmover said:

I commented on here a few months ago that she seemed to have some resentment of Prince. Then I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt. This most recent interview has just confirmed to me that I got it right the first time.

I'm sorry but you've got to be deaf, dumb and blind not to see the passive-aggressive putdowns of her late brother that keep coming out of her mouth. She does it with a smile. The smile cannot conceal the spite.

There is one word for it; that word is jealousy. It's a real shame that this woman is acting as an ambassador for Prince's memory. Saying that "he ain't no Michael Jackson". WTF! If you mean he's not a child molester then sure, but of course that's not what she meant.

Prince would be fuming if he could see this. The woman is a disgrace. I get that Prince could be an asshole, but she doesn't even want to acknowledge that he was even talented, let alone the genius that he so clearly was.

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I agree with the majority of what you said, but in regards to her comments about Prince not being MJ. I think she was trying to say that to her, Prince was her brother, and to the fans, he was a huge star. Much the same as MJ was Janet's brother -- he was a huge star, but she was his baby sister.

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I think Tyka is very odd, but I also think she has a hard time trying to explain herself.

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I don't buy her story that she didn't know about Prince's addiction! She is a recovering drug-addict, so she knows!!

I could forgive her having difficulty explaining herself, but she is frequently playing games of "I-know-something-you-don't-know". For instance they ask what's her favourite Prince song. A simple question and a nice opportunity to draw people's attention to his music, but instead of doing that she speaks about some mysterious thing from when they were young that we of course can't know about. Perhaps if we buy her book then we will find out.

I'm sorry, but this is BULLSHIT! As far as I'm concerned her role when she goes on these programs is to tell people how great her brother was. We all know how great he was, but there are millions of people out there who have no clue. In fact the majority of people don't really know. But instead of using the platform to spread the news (he was arguably the most talented individual in the history of recorded music), she uses it to diss him in underhanded ways.

Michael Jackson is someone who is widely seen as a rival of Prince's (even though they both had a lot of respect for each other) and was the same age as Prince, so to name him in particular in that context was a major faux pas to say the least. I don't believe that she would be unaware of this (Prince actually used to make fun of MJ pretty frequently in his work). She had made the point when she mentioned Stevie Wonder, but then to go back and add everyones' favourite child molester to the list of more impressive folks really was a diss, but as always with Tyka it's done with a smile and hidden behind a breezy veneer.

“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
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